Memory Eternal – The Hymn

The final hymn of the memorial service offered for the departed. “Grant rest eternal in blessed repose, O Lord, to the soul of Thy servant, N., and make his memory to be eternal.” These are words that echo in my mind as I pray for the soul of my newly-departed father – and all the departed.

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Fr. Stephen is a retired Archpriest of the Orthodox Church in America, Pastor Emeritus of St. Anne Orthodox Church in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. He is also author of Everywhere Present: Christianity in a One-Storey Universe, and Face to Face: Knowing God Beyond Our Shame, as well as the Glory to God podcast series on Ancient Faith Radio.





7 responses to “Memory Eternal – The Hymn”

  1. Gabriel Avatar

    Memory Eternal.

  2. Harlemite Avatar

    May his memory be eternal, Fr. Stephen.

  3. asinusspinasmasticans Avatar

    May God grant eternal rest, light, and peace to your father and Vladika Dmitry.

  4. Dana Ames Avatar
    Dana Ames

    Yes, may God grant them rest, light and peace.

    And yet more consolation to you in the loss of your other father.


  5. Elizabeth Avatar

    Memory Eternal.

    I am lighting a candle for you in prayer, Fr. Stephen, for God’s mercy and comfort during this time.

  6. Davido Avatar

    Thank you for this Fr. Stephen. I treasure your blog.

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