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Saturday, December 6, 2008

Memory Eternal! Patriarch Alexey Reposes

We have received news that Patriarch Alexey of Moscow and All Russia has fallen asleep. Memory Eternal!

Pannikhida at Protection of the Holy Theotokos Russian Orthodox Church, 5401-B Clay Avenue, Austin, Texas, 78756, at 6:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 6, 2008.

"To Paradise may the angels lead thee; when thou comest, may the martyrs welcome thee, and conduct thee into the holy city, Jerusalem." - antiphon from the Roman rite funeral service (Sarum use)

His Holiness Alexey, when yet serving as a priest.

His Holiness Alexey, giving his patriarchal blessing.

Memoriam Aeternam, Domne! Вечная память!