St. George
Serbian Orthodox Church
Carmichaels, PA

When a brother priest dies...

by Fr. Rodney Torbic


When a brother priest dies...*
When a brother priest dies, a great sense of loss is keenly felt.
When a brother priest dies, thoughts turn to the Resurrection.
When a brother priest dies, the suffering of Christ comes to mind.
When a brother priest dies, the Holy Altar of God receives him.
When a brother priest dies, parishioners and friends mourn him.
When a brother priest dies, we remember his work for God.
When a brother priest dies, the Gospel he preached continues.
When a brother priest dies, he is remembered in the Proskomedia.
When a brother priest dies, seeds of faith he planted will still grow.
When a brother priest dies, Christian love he nurtured lives on.
When a brother priest dies, his teachings about Christ remain.
When a brother priest dies, we gather in and as the Church of God.
When a brother priest dies, the words of "Memory Eternal" ascend.
When a brother priest dies, the whole clergy brotherhood is affected.
When a brother priest dies, comfort is extended to his dear family.
When a brother priest dies, his active earthly ministry is completed.
When a brother priest dies, we have much to learn from his life in Christ.
When a brother priest dies, thoughts turn to his Baptism and Ordination.
When a brother priest dies, we think of the Second Coming of Christ.
When a brother priest dies, his life is an example for his followers.
When a brother priest dies, strength comes in Christ's Body and Blood.
When a brother priest dies, hope emanates from Christ's Empty Tomb.
When a brother priest dies, the Holy Liturgies he served bear fruit.
When a brother priest dies, prayers for his soul begin and continue.
When a brother priest dies, he joins with brother priests gone before.
When a brother priest dies, the sense of time is soundly affected.
When a brother priest dies, we reach within to examine life's meaning.
When a brother priest dies, we thank God for his Christian life and love.


* Originally written in Memory of + Proto Stavrofor Nenad Resanovic

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