Third Saturday of Great Lent: Commemoration of the Departed

Though we are unable to use St John’s for a public service during the day on Saturday, I will, nevertheless, serve a panikhida for the departed.

In addition to the departed in the parish commemoration books, I ask that any further names of departed Orthodox Christians are either Facebook-messaged, emailed, or left in the Facebook comments beneath this posting.

Names of non-Orthodox loved ones and friends may also be sent, for the moleben to St Varus.

There is usually a very meagre response to such requests, and I encourage all to take these memorial Saturdays seriously.

On these memorial days, it is the duty of all Orthodox Christians to pray for the departed, and not just the clergy.

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