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The Very Rev and Mrs Alvian Smirensky
« on: December 11, 2017, 05:18:44 PM »
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Archpriest Alvian Smirensky, 88, and his wife, Matushka Helen [Kefeli] Smirensky, 84, fell asleep in the Lord within hours of one another on Sunday morning, December 10, 2017.

Matushka Helen had been admitted to the Albany Medical Center on Thursday, December 8.  On Sunday, Father Alvian communed her, but suffered a stroke en route home.  He was taken to the hospital, where Matushka Helen had reposed prior to his death.

https://oca.org/in-memoriam/archpriest-alvian-and-matushka-helen-smirensky

Fr Alvian was one of my parish priests when I was in college.  May God repose them.

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Re: The Very Rev and Mrs Alvian Smirensky
« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2017, 05:24:01 PM »
Memory eternal. What a special way to fall asleep.
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Re: The Very Rev and Mrs Alvian Smirensky
« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2017, 06:51:00 PM »
Memory eternal!

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Re: The Very Rev and Mrs Alvian Smirensky
« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2017, 11:48:45 PM »
Memory eternal.

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Re: The Very Rev and Mrs Alvian Smirensky
« Reply #4 on: December 12, 2017, 12:50:25 AM »
Memory Eternal!
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Re: The Very Rev and Mrs Alvian Smirensky
« Reply #5 on: December 12, 2017, 01:11:02 AM »
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Re: The Very Rev and Mrs Alvian Smirensky
« Reply #6 on: December 12, 2017, 02:42:23 AM »
That's indeed sweet... May their memory be eternal!
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Re: The Very Rev and Mrs Alvian Smirensky
« Reply #7 on: December 12, 2017, 11:33:28 AM »

Wow!  That gave me goosebumps.  How magnificent.

May the Lord grant them both peaceful rest among His Saints.
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Re: The Very Rev and Mrs Alvian Smirensky
« Reply #8 on: December 12, 2017, 11:53:16 AM »
Memory eternal.
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Re: The Very Rev and Mrs Alvian Smirensky
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Re: The Very Rev and Mrs Alvian Smirensky
« Reply #11 on: December 12, 2017, 09:00:55 PM »
Memory eternal.
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