After my death our beloved Church abroad will break three ways ... first the Greeks will leave us as they were never a part of us ... then those who live for this world and its glory will go to Moscow ... what will remain will be those souls faithful to Christ and His Church. ~St. Philaret of NY

Papa's Funeral 10


• ROCOR-MP deacon Matthew has changed the SJKP website home page.  Before making any inquiries into past or future orders, I suggest waiting until the website is back in the hands of the ROCA.  Be assured that the MP will not take over the SJKP.  -jh
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 John-Peter Presson
Fri, Oct 7, 2016 at 11:00 AM
To: Joanna Higginbotham
This is the νεκροσιμα τρισαγιον (funerary Trisagion) chanted at the reception of the body into the Church -this was recorded at the recent funeral of Master Protopsaltis Lycourgos Angelopoulos (another giant in the liturgical world).  Rest eternal to Christ's righteous priests.

Reckoning the 40th day
According to ROCA calculation, the 40th day should be Sunday, 6 November:
 28-30 September  =  3 days
  1-31 October    = 31 days
   1-6 November   =  6 days
       Total      = 40 days
The pannychida on the 40th day could be performed on Sunday evening, after Vespers on 6 November.

• Request for Fr. Gregory's biography
Ivan Koukharsky
Fri, Oct 7, 2016 at 12:13 PM
To: Joanna Higginbotham
Dear Mrs. Joanna. We received the sad news about the death of father Gregory.
I want to thank you for the pictures and comments that you put about these on your blog. 
I just wanted to ask you that if there is any biography about the father´s life.  I would like to read it. It will be a great example for all us.  Thanks, Ivan Koukharsky

Вечная память item on Internet Sobor 
 Eternal Memory: The burial of Archpriest Gregory Williams
prot. Alexander # 5529
I had a chance to meet with Fr. Gregory at the V All-Diaspora Council. Immediately, he impressed me as a strict ascetic and inadvertently summoned a certain sense of awe. I am very sorry that we share a language barrier. But spiritually, and this is clearly felt, we were united. Kingdom of Heaven and eternal peace!
+2 monk Nikandr 06.10.2016 11:35
Believers tried to announce their participation in the funeral Fr. Gregory, in his posting information about his funeral. But at the funeral they were not.