In your charity, please remember in prayer the members of our forum community whose anniversary of repose fell during the month of January.
January 7 was the 12th anniversary of repose of Mark Clay, a devoted member of the Orthodox faith, who posted here as rwprof
January 15 was the 1st anniversary of repose of Archpriest John Morris of the Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese who posted here as Fr John Morris and as frjohnmorris at OrthodoxChristianity.net
January 26 will be the 7th anniversary of repose of my high school classmate, John Bonnage, who posted here for many years as Dr John
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 servants, Mark, the Priest John, and John, in a place of light, freshness, and peace, where there is neither pain, nor sorrow, nor mourning, but only life everlasting.
As You are a gracious God and the Lover of mankind, forgive them every transgression committed by them in word, thought, or deed, 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 glory to You, together with Your Eternal Father, and Your most Holy, gracious, and life-giving Spirit, now and always and forever.
May their memories be eternal and may all of their loved ones be comforted in the prayerful expectation of being reunited with them in Heaven
In your prayers, please remember the soul of the newly-departed servant of God, +Kenneth Michael Dilks, who was the Cantor at Saint George Byzantine Catholic Church in Newark, New Jersey. Ken had also previously served several other parishes in New Jersey.
Cantor Ken reposed in the Lord just before midnight on Sunday, January 16, 2022.
Memory Eternal! Вічная Память!
O God of spirits and of all flesh, you have replaced our spirit of despair with a robe of glory and joined the soul to the body and again set it free, drawing back to yourself the spirit you had given, even as what is dust returns to dust.
Therefore, Christ our Master, accept the soul[ of your newly-departed servant, Kenneth, and make him worthy of rest with your saints in a place of light, in the land of the pious, in a place of repose where pain, sorrow, and mourning have been driven away, because there is no real death for your servants, but only a transfer of the soul.
If he has sinned in word, deed, or thought, overlook it as a good and loving God. Be the help and consolation of those who mourn. Brighten the gloom of their faintheartedness with your spiritual light. Keep us who have gathered to honor these earthly remains and deal mercifully with our transgressions. For you are the remission of our faults and we give glory to you, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, now and ever and forever. Amen.
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