Give rest, O Lord, to the souls of Thy servants who have fallen asleep!
His Grace Bishop Basil writes:
MEMORY ETERNAL! Sarah Amelia Richmond-Flora of Bristol, Connecticut, 97, mother of Fr. John Flora of St. Michael the Archangel Church in Wichita, Kansas, reposed today at 12:15PM. May she be granted Paradise, and may you be granted long life!
Fr. Theodore Ziton, formerly of St. George Cathedral in Wichita, Kansas (1963-66) and retired from St. George Church in Canton, Ohio, fell asleep in Christ this past Friday, April 8th. He is the father of Fr. Stephen Ziton, formerly of St. Mary Church in Wichita. Fr. Theodore was preceded in death by Khouriya Vivian. The schedule of divine services for Fr. Theodore (all to be held at St. George Church in Canton, OH) is as follows: Thursday, April 14th - special funeral service for a priest at 7:15PM; Friday, April 15th - usual funeral service at 10:30AM followed by graveside prayers, interment and the meal of mercy.
May his memory be eternal!
Pastor Emeritus of St. George Antiochian Church passes away at age of 81
The St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church in Canton, Ohio mourns the loss of their longtime pastor, The Very Rev. Fr. Theodore Ziton, who served the parish from 1975 to 1996. He passed away this past Friday, April 8, 2011.
Fr. “Ted” was born in Toledo’s north end neighborhood on August 7, 1929, the second of three boys, to Julia (Sabback) and Elias K Ziton. After high school graduation with honors, he attended the University of Toledo then transferred to Columbia University in New York when he was accepted into St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary. He attended both institutions simultaneously, and in June ‘54 he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Science and a Master’s in Divinity.
Edward “Philip” A. Haddad died peacefully in his sleep with his beloved wife by his side.
Philip and Guinevere Haddad were married 64 years.
Philip was born and raised in Charleston and his parents were Andrew Haddad and Maheba Howard Haddad.
While in school, he served as a page in the West Virginia Senate. Philip always gave credit to Charles Lively, who arranged for him to serve in the Senate. He considered this experience an honor and very valuable later in life.
At an early, age Philip's father passed away and he left school to help his mother support the family. He went to work for his uncle in the produce business. Philip worked there until he enlisted in the U.S. Army Infantry. He obtained the rank of sergeant and was on Normandy Beach, France, the day following D-Day. While in the military, he was wounded and received two Purple Hearts. Part of his recuperation time was done at Ashford General Hospital, which is now The Greenbrier.
Many years later, Philip, his wife, and several friends visited Normandy, France, and met with the superintendent of the cemetery. When the superintendent learned that Philip had been on the beach, he presented him with an American flag similar to the ones placed on a fallen soldier's grave; a few pebbles from the beach; and Taps was played on his behalf.
After returning from the war, he married Guinevere Elias and they worked together as owners of a fruit stand, and later as owners of The Medicine Shoppes. They retired from The Medicine Shoppe at the age of 52. After that, he developed an interest in the real estate business, thus forming the Haddad Land Company. Gene Embrogno, a personal friend, became his mentor and Philip found his expertise invaluable.
The faithful of the Antiochian Archdiocese offer prayers and condolences on the passing of Metropolitan Nicholas of the American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese of the U.S.A. May his memory be eternal!
Johnstown, PA – His Eminence, Metropolitan Nicholas (Smisko), primate of the American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese of the U.S.A. (Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople) reposed in the Lord today, March 13, 2011 after a courageous battle with cancer.
Metropolitan Nicholas was born on February 23, 1936. The son of the late Anna (Totin) and Andrew Smisko, he is a priestly vocation from Saint John the Baptist Church, Perth Amboy, New Jersey. After graduating from Perth Amboy High School, he entered Christ the Saviour Seminary in Johnstown, Pennsylvania to study for the Holy Priesthood. Upon graduation, he was ordained on January 11, 1959 by Bishop Orestes in Perth Amboy, N.J. His first pastorate was at Saints Peter and Paul Church in Windber, Pennsylvania, where he served until 1962.
Kouria Cynthia Scott died of cancer at age 68 at her home in Wainfleet on Saturday, February 26. She is survived by her husband of 44 years, Fr. David Scott, pastor of St. Ignatius Mission, St. Catherine's, Ontario; by her son Raymond of Mindemoya and daughter Sarah MacGregor of Barrie; by her grandchildren William, James and Marjorie Scott, and Megan and Alexander MacGregor; by her sisters Joyce Ireland of Ottawa and Joan Patten of Wellesley Hills, MA; and by other nieces, nephews and cousins.
Cynthia taught English at North Toronto Collegiate, Noranda High, Sudbury Ecole Secondaire, and St. Catharines Grantham High, and Special Education at Eden High School. She received a Volunteer Recognition award from the City of St. Catharines in 2004. She was a Member of St. Ignatius of Antioch Orthodox Church in St. Catharines.
Visitation will be at Davidson Funeral Home, 135 Clarence St., Port Colborne, ON, Tuesday, March 1, 7:00-9:00 PM; Wed., March 2, 2:00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 PM with Trisagion Prayers at 7:00 PM. The funeral service will be at Saints Cyril & Methodius Ukrainian Catholic Church, 14 Rolls (Niagara & QEW), St. Catharines, Thu., March 3, 11:00 AM, followed by interment at Morgan’s Point Cemetery, Wainfleet.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Ignatius of Antioch Orthodox Church or to the Inter-Church Food Bank of Port Colborne & District or to the charity of your choice.
His Grace Bishop Basil writes:
MEMORY ETERNAL! Your prayers are requested for the repose of Archimandrite Elias (Morcos) who reposed on February 23rd, 2011. Father Elias - founder, retired abbot, and spiritual father of the Monastery of the Holy Greatmartyr George in the village of Deir el-Harf, Lebanon - was one of a mere handful of persons who inaugurated the renaissance of authentic monasticism throughout the Patriarchate of Antioch beginning in the 1940s.
Father Elias translated into Arabic many books on the spiritual life, including The Ladder of St John Climacos, The Triads of St. Gregory Palamas, and The Fundamentals of the Spiritual Life, and he authored several soul-profiting works such as Christian Worship, In Order to Understand the Liturgy and to Live It, and Thoughts on the Bible, and others.
May he be granted Paradise, and may you be granted long life!
His Grace Bishop Basil writes:
MEMORY ETERNAL! Benny R. Homsey, 91 of St. Elijah Church in Oklahoma City, OK, a senior honorary member of the Archdiocesan Board of Trustees, reposed this past Sunday, February 20th. Trisagion Prayers of Mercy were held on the evening of February 22nd. The Funeral is scheduled for February 23rd. Condolences may be sent to his wife Dolores and the Homsey family c/o firstname.lastname@example.org. May he be granted Paradise, and may you be granted long life.
The handmaiden of God Shamseh Dalack departed this life in the early hours of the morning of February 3, 2011 following a prolonged illness. Shamseh was a Dame Commander of the Order of St. Ignatius and was one of the founding officers of Antiochian Women, as well as the wife of Archdiocesan Trustee Dr. John Dalack and mother of Dr. Gregory Dalack and Khouriya Laila Ellias of St. Mary Church in Brooklyn, NY.
May her memory be eternal!
The viewing will be held at McLaughlin's Funeral Home on Third Avenue and 97th Street in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, NY from 2-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. on Sunday Feb. 6, 2011. The funeral will be at 10:00 AM on Monday Feb. 7, 2011 at St. Mary Antiochian Orthodox Church located at 192 81st Street in Brooklyn, NY.
Bishop Basil writes:
Memory Eternal! Khouriya Barbara Dunaway, 75, wife of Fr. Harold, retired from St. John Cathedral in Eagle River, AK, and mother of Khouriya Luanne Barr of St. Elias in Austin, TX, Fr. Marc of Eagle River, AK and Fr. Michael of Goldendale, WA, reposed late last night, January 25th, in hospital in Seattle, WA where she had been airlifted from Anchorage, AK. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time. Please join me in praying a rope for the repose of Khouriya Barbara's soul, saying, "O Lord Jesus Christ, grant rest to the soul of Thy departed servant." May God grant her Paradise, and may He grant you long life.
The schedule of divine services is as follows: Tuesday, February 1st: 6:15PM - Vesperal Divine Liturgy for the Feast of the Meeting of the Lord, followed by Trisagion Prayers for the Departed. Wednesday, February 2nd, the Feast of the Meeting of the Lord: 11:15AM - Arrival of her body at the Cathedral, followed by the Trisagion Prayers for the Departed. 11:30AM - 3:15PM - Visitation and Reading of Psalms. 3:15PM - Funeral Service, Procession to Cemetery, followed immediately by a Meal of Mercy in the Cathedral's fellowship hall.
His Grace Bishop Basil writes,
Dear to Christ, Fathers and Brothers:
MEMORY ETERNAL! The child of God Lucia Camille Baba, five month old daughter of Father Anthony & Khouriya Ramia of St Anthony Church in Spring, TX, reposed late last evening of complications arising from Trisomy 18 (also known as Trisomy E or Edwards syndrome).
The Funeral for a Child will be served tomorrow morning, December 24th, at 11:00 AM at St. George Church in Houston, TX. Condolences may be sent to Father Anthony and Khouriya Ramia at email@example.com.
Please join me in praying a rope for the repose of Lucia's soul, saying, "O Lord Jesus Christ, receive in peace the soul of Thy child Lucia." May God grant Paradise to Lucia and consolation to her parents, grandparents and all the Baba and Ibrahim families.
In Christ Who is our Resurrection and our Life,
His Grace Bishop Basil
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