16 November 2003

Memory Eternal

This morning at 8:47, Photios Loudermilk passed from this mortal coil into life eternal.
His struggle with cancer is over, hallelujah!
He has run his race.
May Christ our God remember him today in His Kingdom.
May He comfort his wife and family.
In pace requiescat dear brother.
Memory Eternal.

“With the Saints give rest, O Christ, to the soul of Your servant, Photios, where there is no pain, no sorrow, no sighing, but life everlasting. You alone are immortal, who didst make and mould man. But we mortals were formed from earth, and to the earth we return, as You who created me did command and say to me, “You are earth, and to the earth shall you return,” where all we mortals are going, and for a funeral dirge we make the song: Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.

With the spirits of the righteous give rest, O Savior, to the soul of Your departed servant, Photios, and keep him in the blessed life with You, O Lover of man. In the place of Your rest, O Lord, where all Your Saints repose give rest also to the soul of Your servant for You alone are the Lover of mankind.”