|at the memorial service of Seymour Levin|
May his memory be eternal!
A friend of mine passed away last week. His name was Seymour Levin, an ordained deacon in the Church of the Nazarene. He was a faithful servant of God and has a great testimony of being converted to Christ while in prison. He converted despite being raised Jewish. (As you can see from the pic above, he still had Judaism had a place in his heart) I went to his memorial service last Saturday....well I tried to, anyway. You see, I was so exhausted from work that I feel asleep at 3pm and didn't wake up till 5:15pm, thus by the time I got to the service, it was time for the last hymn. The place was packed and, even though, I missed the service, I was able to join the receiving line and condole with his widow. They had a light supper downstairs afterwards. I stayed a little bit and then made my way to Vespers.
My life has been a bit crazy lately and I haven't been able to get Sunday's off for Church so, thankfully, I attended Vespers last Saturday. It was great to be back in Vespers which is my "introductory" service into Orthodoxy. I do love Vespers but when given the choice of the DL or Vespers, I of course, have to opt for the DL, which is why I haven't been to a regular Vesper's Service (not counting Holy Week or Pre-Sanctified) since February 3rd. (Read about it here.) But Vespers holds a special place in my heart.
I lit two candles as Fr. Deacon Alexander led in prayers. One for my family and one for the newly-reposed Seymour Levin. Fr. Gary spoke about St. Jacob of Alaska and the importance of missions. You can read more about him here.
|St. Jacob, pray for us!|
It was good to be back at Vespers. Hopefully, I can attend the Divine Liturgy this Sunday, if I can get someone to take my shift at work.