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Brothers and sisters,
Christ is risen! Indeed, He is risen!
Behold the Bridegroom comes at midnight and blessed is the servant whom He shall find awake!
It is with deep yet bright sadness that I share the passover of our dear Father Boniface, shortly after midnight this Sunday morning, August 7, 2016.
He had a truly painless, blameless, and peaceful climax of his fruitful earthly life, surrounded by family, clergy, love, joy, peace, psalms, prayers, and hymns. It was a blessing for me to represent each of you in those difficult yet heavenly last days and hours.
We will celebrate a trisagion for his soul after the regular Divine Liturgy on August 7.
Funeral arrangements are still pending, but will likely include a service in Lewes, DE on Tuesday, August 9, and the augmented cycle of services for a priest here Wednesday evening and Thursday. I ask all in the parish to make every effort to honor and pray for the founding pastor of our parish.
Our deepest sympathy in Christ to Kh. Joyce, Jonathan, Anna Mary and all the family. Please remember them in these difficult days of grief and reach out them in the lonely months to come.
Join me in multiplying good deeds in his memory and praying a prayer rope for our beloved Father-in-Christ: Lord Jesus Christ grant rest to your servant!
May his memory be eternal and may you have a long, blessed life with a Christian ending!
In our Lord Jesus Christ, the trampler of death, I am grateful to remain your servant in Christ,
Glory to Jesus Christ! Glory Forever!
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