Please pray for the repose of the soul of John, the brother of my friend Katherin, brother-in-law of her spouse, my friend and colleague Ibrahim, and uncle of Katherin and Ibrahim's son Issa.
John died yesterday, February 2 in Marin County, California. Please pray for his family, including his mother Carol, who survives him and who is in hospice care with Alzheimer's Disease.
Vigil will be Monday evening and funeral liturgy Tuesday morning at St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in San Anselmo, California.
Give rest, O Christ, to thy servant with thy saints:
where sorrow and pain are no more;
neither sighing but life everlasting.
Thou only art immortal,
the creator and maker of all:
and we are mortal formed from the dust of the earth,
and unto earth shall we return:
for so thou didst ordain,
when thou created me saying:
"Dust thou art und unto dust shalt thou return."
All we go down to the dust;
and weeping o'er the grave we make our song:
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.