Tuesday February 18, 2020 / February 5, 2020
Week of the Prodigal Son. Tone two.
Αἰωνία ἡ μνήμη, Вѣчьнаꙗ памѧть, Veșnica pomenire!
Hat tip to Orthodox Christianity website for the update today.
On 13 February, 2020, Bishop Varlaam (Novakshonoff) fell asleep in the Lord. He was one of the founding members of The Monastery of All Saints in Dewdney, British Columbia.
Please refer to the OCA Diocese of Canada for more information and a Biography of Bishop Varlaam.
“Friday, February 21 – Vladika Varlaam will be brought to the monastery at 4 p.m. and then a vigil will start at 4 p.m. and go on throughout the evening and night, until Saturday morning. The Psalms will be read continually, in a multitude of languages, until 11 a.m. on Saturday when the funeral service will begin.
A list has been created with the names of those people who are willing to read the Psalms and the times when they are available to do so. Please contact Father Mircea (Markel) @ (604) 441 – 7634 in order to add your name to this list; all are welcome to volunteer to read.
Saturday, February 22 – The Funeral Service for Vladika Varlaam will commence at 11 a.m. at the monastery.
The funeral procession will accompany Vladika Varlaam to the Heritage Gardens Cemetery, located at 19082 16th Avenue, in Surrey, B.C.
The Interment Service will begin at approximately 2:00 p.m. at the cemetery.
A memorial meal will be held at the monastery afterwards.
We want to thank all of you for your help, prayers and support during this difficult time.” (Archdiocese of Canada OCA Website)
Kontakion from the Funeral Service
With the Saints give rest O Christ, to the soul of Your servant. Where there is neither sickness or sorrow and no more sighing but life everlasting. You only are immortal who has created and fashioned man. For out of the earth were we mortals made and into the same earth we will return again, As You commanded when You made me, saying to me for you are dust and into dust you will return. Where ever we mortals all shall go, making our lamentation the song: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia