Skip to comments.MEMORY ETERNAL! HIS EMINENCE METROPOLITAN PHILIP
Posted on 03/19/2014 9:55:30 PM PDT by lightman
Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, with great sadness, announces the passing unto life eternal of His Eminence the Most Reverend Metropolitan Philip (Saliba), Archbishop of New York and Metropolitan of All North America. May his memory be eternal! Details are forthcoming.
Save Thy people, O Lord,
and bless Thine inheritance.
Grant victory to Thy Church over her enemies,
and protect Thy people by Thy Holy Cross!
I really admire the Orthodox Christian faith.
O God of all spirits and flesh, Who has trodden down death, destroying the power of the devil, bestowing life on Your world, to the soul of Your servant the Metropolitan Philip departed this life, do You Yourself, O Lord, give rest in a place of light, in a place of green pasture, in a place of refreshment, from where pain and sorrow and mourning are fled away. Every sin by him committed in thought, word, or deed, do You as our good and loving God forgive, seeing that there is no man that shall live and sin not, for You alone are without sin: Your righteousness is an everlasting righteousness and Your law is truth.
For You are the Resurrection, the Life, and the Repose of Your servant the Metropolitan Philip, O Christ our God; and to You do we send up Glory, as to Your Eternal Father and Your All-Holy, Good, and Life-creating Spirit, both now and ever, and to the ages of ages. Amen.
“With the souls of the righteous give rest to your servant....”
MEMORY ETERNAL. MAY THE ANGELS of the Lord comfort his flock.
May he rest in peace with the Lord.
This morning, after Divine Liturgy, our priest asked us to pray for the faithful of the Antiochian Archdiocese, the vast majority of whom have never known a Chief Shepherd other than Metropolitan Philip.
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