1.16.2006

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Originally uploaded by pasivirta.
The man giving zeke his books.

7 comments:

cathedral dweller said...

Fr. John hooked us up. Our apartment is awash in "relics" from Fr. John - his chair, books, pictures and a heart of joyous memories.

Tonight I had the blessing of reading the Psalter over Fr. John's body. I guess it is a tradition to read the Psalter over the body of the deceased until the time of the funeral. The Psalter puts everything in the exactly the right perspective. It was a wonderful time of doing something the family wished to do but simply could not and to give thanks to God for his faithful servant Igumen John.

Pray for the family... especially Taesia (she's pregnant AND grieving), Mary and her kids.

elizabeth said...

i too am thinking of you dave; i am so blessed to be able to go to the services; i miss him too...

cathedral dweller said...

Dear Dave,

This may be a bit public for this but you demonstrative West-Coasters can handle some public intimacy better than these "Upper-Canadians" can. Here it goes.

I'm not exactly sure what you talked about with Fr. John when you visited the Cathedral but I can hear in your words that he has affected you for the rest of your life. His memory and his love have made their way into your heart and opened it even wider than it was before.

These memories are gifts from God. Fr. John is a highly treasured gift from God.

I don't know if you are coming out here to defend your thesis but if you do, you must come to Ottawa and we will visit Fr. John's grave.

pasivirta said...

yes. lets.

Matthew Francis said...

Arriving at St. Peter the Aleut in Calgary, after our friend's Memorial service on Saturday, we heard the news about Fr. John's falling asleep in the Lord. May his memory be eternal.

God be with you, David...

Ed Doerksen said...

sorry I couldn't find the alternative email address for you, but thanks for your posting on my site and say hi the Annette for me.

Lydia said...

Best. Picture. Ever.

Thanks.

L