+Rev. Fr. George Saitanis has Fallen Asleep in the Lord
Fr. George holds the Holy Gospel at the Monastery of Panagia Parigoritissa
The Rev. Fr. George Saitanis, who faithfully served the Church for many years, has fallen asleep in the Lord. May his memory be Eternal!
Viewing: Thursday, September 4, 2014
Koimisis Tis Theotokou, “Panagitsa” Greek Orthodox Church, Montreal
11:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Funeral Service: Friday, September 5, 2014
Evangelismos Tis Theotokou Church, Montreal
In lieu of sending flowers, it was the wish of Fr. George that any donations be made to the Holy Monastery of Panagia Parigoritissa in Brownsburg, Quebec.
Prayer by a Bishop for a Departed Priest
We thank you, O Lord our God, for your life alone is immortal, and your glory is incomprehensible, and your mercy immeasurable, and your love for mankind inexpressible, and your reign without succession, and with you, Lord, there is no partiality towards persons; for you have required all men to pay the same debt when the full measure of their life has been completed. Therefore, we entreat you, O Lord our God, give rest to your servant George, priest, our brother and co-celebrant, who has fallen asleep in the hope of resurrection to eternal life, and set him in the bosom of Abraham and Isaac and Jacob. As you appointed him to celebrate the Liturgy in your Church on earth, likewise make him do the same before your heavenly altar, Lord; as you honored him with spiritual dignity among men, likewise accept him uncondemned among the angels in your glory; as you glorified his life on the earth, likewise make his departure from this life an entry among your saints, and number his spirit among all those who have pleased you throughout the ages.
For you are the resurrection, the life and the repose of your departed servant George, priest our brother and co-celebrant, O Christ our God, and to you we ascribe glory, together with your beginningless Father and your all-holy and good and life-giving spirit, now and ever, and to the ages of ages. Amen.