Please pray for Metropolitan Jonah, his family, and the departed soul of his sister

Laurie Paffhausen, the kind, beloved younger sister of Metropolitan Jonah, reposed at 9:45 on Sunday morning, November 18 (Julian calendar November 5). Before her passing, she was received into the Orthodox Church by chrismation with the name Laura, in honor of St Laura the martyr at Cordoba (d. 864). Please pray for her soul and for the Lord and His Saints to comfort her grieving parents, Louise and Jim, and her brother. May her memory be eternal!

O Master, Lord our God Almighty, who willest that all men should be saved and should come to a knowledge of the truth; who desirest not the death of a sinner, but that he should turn again and be saved: We pray thee and beseech thee, deliver thou the soul of thy handmaiden, Laura, from every bond, free it from every curse. For thou art he who delivereth them that are bound, and guideth aright them that are cast down, O Hope of the hopeless. Wherefore, O Master, command that the soul of thy handmaiden, Laura, may depart in peace, and may rest in thine everlasting mansions with all thy Saints; through thine Only-begotten Son, with whom thou art blessed, together with thine all-holy, and good, and life-giving Spirit, now, and ever, and unto ages of ages. Amen.

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2 thoughts on “Please pray for Metropolitan Jonah, his family, and the departed soul of his sister

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  2. I just learned of Laurie Paffhausen’s passing yesterday (3.17.2013). We lost touch. I wanted to reconnect and introduce her to my son. I Shall Deeply Miss My Mentor, she was the Best Mentor that one could ask for. She was incredibly intelligent, sometimes too smart for her own good…which is what made Laurie….her intelligence and sense of humor Her best advice that she gave me that I have taken not only into the workforce but in life in general is…”Call A Spade A Spade” and “Call yourself on the carpet before anyone else does”. I sit here and read the drama that surrounds the Paffhausen family and what is clearly over looked is….a family has lost a loved one. Friends have lost a loved one. Her soul has left its vessel and may she find peace in the heavens above.
    I thought that know matter what your religion or belief is or employment title for that matter…is that we are not to judge others.
    Sometimes we (as humans) lose sight of the basics and get caught up in power, money, manipulation, control, etc.
    And it goes back to Laurie’s advice that she etched in me…Call A Spade A Spade.
    Miss U and Love U Laurie.
    T-
    Miss U Laurie.

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