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Fr Harold R Stockert #406069
06/01/14 09:16 AM
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Fr Harold R Stockert passed away on 29 May 2014 at his home in Granville, NY where he had been the parish priest at Sts Peter & Paul Byzantine Catholic Church for over 40 years.

He was my friend. I shall miss him as I miss no other I have ever known in my life outside my family. I pray that he rests now in the arms of the Blessed Mother as we had talked so much about until that day we are once again reunited in our bond of eternal friendship.

Re: Fr Harold R Stockert [Re: Emmaus] #406072
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May God be merciful to his departed servant. Eternal memory.

Also let us pray for his parish family which he served for 40 years.

Re: Fr Harold R Stockert [Re: Emmaus] #406077
06/01/14 05:39 PM
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God rest his soul! I remember from a visit back home to Vermont in 1998.

Re: Fr Harold R Stockert [Re: Emmaus] #406106
06/02/14 03:19 PM
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Eternal memory! Father Hal was a refreshing beacon of honesty, one of the few Ruthenian priests I knew who could and did look at the history of the Church with his eyes wide open and tell the truth, warts and all.

Re: Fr Harold R Stockert [Re: Emmaus] #406109
06/02/14 05:12 PM
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Eternal Memory!

Re: Fr Harold R Stockert [Re: Emmaus] #406129
06/03/14 10:28 AM
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May his memory be eternal!

Re: Fr Harold R Stockert [Re: Emmaus] #406356
06/12/14 04:23 AM
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Father Harold was among the earliest contributors to an Eastern presence on the web.

O God of all spiritual and corporeal beings, You Who trampled death, broke the power of Satan and granted life to the whole world, now, O Lord, grant rest to the soul of Your departed servant, the Priest Harold, in a place of light and peace, a place ever verdant, where there is neither pain nor sorrow nor sighing, but only life everlasting.

As You are a gracious God and the Lover of mankind, remember his years of service to You and forgive him every transgression committed by him in word, deed, or thought, since there is no man alive who has not sinned, for You alone are without sin and You are the Resurrection and the Life, O Christ our God, and we render all glory and honor to You, together with Your Eternal Father, and Your most Holy, gracious, and life-giving Spirit, now and forever, unto ages of ages. Amen.

In blessed repose, grant, O Lord, the rest of the righteous to Your servant, the Priest Harold, and may his memory be eternal.


"One day all our ethnic traits ... will have disappeared. Time itself is seeing to this. And so we can not think of our communities as ethnic parishes, ... unless we wish to assure the death of our community."
Re: Fr Harold R Stockert [Re: Emmaus] #406794
07/09/14 12:05 PM
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It has been 40 days since his passing and so I return to once again remember Fr Hal.

He was my priest, my confessor, my teacher, my elder and, most importantly, my best friend.

I miss him more with each passing day. My world is smaller without him in it.

Re: Fr Harold R Stockert [Re: Emmaus] #406809
07/10/14 05:22 AM
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Re: Fr Harold R Stockert [Re: Emmaus] #406904
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Memory eternal!

Re: Fr Harold R Stockert [Re: likethethief] #406928
07/17/14 08:46 AM
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Eternal memory

Any word on a new priest for the parish.


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