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Re: Passing of Fr George Bielay - link to photos

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  • cantor71
    http://www.russianorthodoxchurch.ws/english/pages/troitsaintoronto.ht ml There are photos of Fr. George here - in the top picture, he is exiting the altar by
    Message 1 of 3 , Feb 4, 2006
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      http://www.russianorthodoxchurch.ws/english/pages/troitsaintoronto.ht
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      There are photos of Fr. George here - in the top picture, he is
      exiting the altar by the south door, not vested, and in the lower
      photo, he is on the far left, vested.


      --- In orthodox-synod@yahoogroups.com, "cantor71" <gskok@...> wrote:
      >
      > Fathers and friends,
      >
      > Tonight after Vigil I got a call from my friend Anna Pjawka, who
      let
      > me know that her father, Mitred Archpriest George Bielay, had just
      > passed away, quietly at home, from heart failure.
      >
      > Fr. George, at 91, was the oldest priest in the Canadian Diocese
      and,
      > despite his failing health, was able to serve and hear confessions
      as
      > recently as last year.
      >
      > I do not pretend to know all his history, but I can say that Fr.
      > George was ordained in the Metropolia and came to the Synod
      shortly
      > after the OCA's autocephaly of 1970. He has served as the rector
      in
      > parishes in Hamilton and Jackson's Point, Ontario, and has been
      the
      > assistant priest at the Toronto Holy Trinity Cathedral for many
      years.
      > He was loved by all for his dedication to the church and its
      services
      > and his warm manner, not to mention his sharp wit.
      >
      > Funderal arrangements have not yet been finalized but there will
      be a
      > panikhida at Holy Trinity Church in Toronto tomorrow, Sunday, at 6
      > p.m. before the 7 p.m. Vigil to St. Xenia, and a second on Monday
      > morning following the 10 a.m. Liturgy to St. Xenia.
      >
      > Please pray for the soul of Fr. George and for his widow, Matushka
      > Iraida.
      >
      > George Skok
      > Toronto
      >
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