~The Passing of Protodeacon Alexander Karejew~

“With the spirits of the righteous made perfect, give rest to the soul of Your servant, O Saviour, and preserve it in that life of blessedness, which is with You, O You Who loves mankind” (Troparion for the Departed)

With a very heavy heart, I am very saddened to convey to you the passing of my dear friend and brother in Christ, Protodeacon Alexander Karejew (Wednesday, March 4, 2020).
I extend my deepest and heartfelt condolences to his wife Celine, his children Andrew, Natasha and their families, his friends and all the parishioners at Holy Protection. 
We honour his memory, as he faithfully served our Lord and His Holy Orthodox Church with Christ’s love in his heart.  He has left many special memories and a lasting legacy in the hearts of everyone who had the privilege of knowing him.
May the Lord our God Who in His “inexpressible wisdom created man out of the earth, giving him form and adorning him with beauty,” assign the soul of His departed servant, Proto-deacon Alexander, “to the company of the righteous,” letting him be forgiven, both, “in the present and in the age to come.”
In the midst of our sorrow, we must try to remember, that though his life on this earth has ended, we know that life does not end with death but begins new with eternity, because our Lord promised us, “…I am the Resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me… shall never die.” (John 11: 25-26)
May his memory be eternal!!!

All services will be held at:
Holy Veil of Holy Mother Russian Orthodox Church
77 Sanford Avenue South
Hamilton, Ontario
Schedule of Services:
Pannihida – Wednesday, March 4, 2020 @7:30 pm (today)
Pannihida – Friday, March 6, 2020 @ 6:00 pm
Liturgy – Saturday, March 7, 2020 @ 10:00 am followed by
Funeral Service – Saturday, March 7, 2020 @ 11:30 am
Internment immediately to follow @ Glen Oaks Cemetery, Oakville (Orthodox Cemetery Section)