We have been in our new temple since last June. We could not have built this temple with of the grace of God, and also without the generosity of many benefactors. We came close to being out of money, and a bad example according to the Gospel parable, many times, but always, somehow, funds became available.
We have made a solemn promise to commemorate our benefactors and their loved ones perpetually in our liturgies and to serve a yearly Moleben and panakhida for them. We have a permanent parish document with all the names, and it is mandated in our parish by-laws that each rector use these dyptichs in the proskimidie of the Divine liturgy.
We have fixed one or around the day of the "summer feast" of St Nicholas for this. since the commemoration of the translation of his holy relics falls on the 5th Sunday of Pascha, 2011, tomorrow, we will be serving a panakhida for the reposed loved one of our benefactors and also a Moleben for our benefactors and their families on Sunday.
The Dyptichs document is divided by benefactor families, and has addresses and other information. Below are just the first names only, stripped out of the document, to give you an idea of how many people have helped us, and how many we pray for, generally at least two times a week.
Orthodox Living: Menas & Mary Paraskevi,Samuel John & Haitho Rdr Daniel Vassiliki & Mark Ioannis & Ioanna, Efthymia Priest Anastasy Nicholas & Monica, Maximus, Elizabeth Rdr Symeon &Marianne ,Patrick,Edward Priest Sergius Mat. Lubov Nectarios Peter Katherine Xsenia Anna Priest George & Mat. Parasceva, Tatianna Celia Nicholas, Helen, Peter, Walter, Paul, James, Gabriela, Helen, Michael, Yvonne, Marie, Adam, Daria ArchPr Paul, Mat Barbara, Martha, Rupert, Hannah, Olivia, Mary, Subdcn Andrey, Susanna, Juliana, Emelia, Andrea, Isaac Thomas Priest Ilya ArchPriest Pimen ArchPriest Sergius Elias, Esther, Matthew, Rebecca, Paul Rdr Nicholas & Genevieve, Anna, Emelia, Sophia, Lucy Subdeacon Peter George & Mary ,Mark, Zacharias ,Non ,Elizabeth Peter & Helen Protodeacon Gregory & Alexandra Stephen & Helen Juliana Protopresbyter George Priest Vasile & Mirela, Maria, Luca,Matei, Elena, Tatiana Priest Justin & Michelle, Katherine, Thea, Zoe Kristina, Rajko, Angelina, Jelena, Miodrag, Jovan, Natalija, Tijana Michael & Evangelia, Marina, Joanne, Michael, Patricia ArchPriest Martin & Katherine, James Rev. Daniel Marshall & Anya, James, Alexandra, Leo St. Nicholas Orthodox Church Archpriest Anthony, Reader Joel, Anna, Elizabeth, Alexander Priest James Juliana, Michael Shawn & Elizabeth Nicholas & Lydia, Michael Sergey Priest Cassian & Mat Olympia ,Magdelene Kateryna, Arseny, Evangelina, Sergei, Olga John & Elena, ,Artemiy,Michael, Olga, Cecelia, Natalie,Nicholas Nicole Daniel & Liliana, Alyna Joseph & Lauren, Noah, Mary Madeleine, Daniel, Anna Sophia, Eilís, Basil. Randy Elizabeth? Deacon Joseph & Amy, Quincy, Katie, Kimberly,Andrea, Julie, Jeremy, Andrew Elizabeth & David Archbishop Dmitri Virgina Sveteslav & Irina Archpriest Peter Nicholas & Corina, Alexander David Elaine & Gregory Sergi & Helen, Christine, Lawrence & Larissa, Gabriel, Emelie, Kyra, Elizabeth, Matthew, Krista, Sophia, Tanya, Irene, George, Yaraslav St Vladimir Russian Orthodox Church Stefan & Natalia, Angelina Priest Seraphim & Margaret, Tatiana, Mary Andres Inna Igor John & Molly Mihai Tatiana Archpriest John & Alexandra Christopher & Jeanine Peter & Melissa, Sergius, Alexis, Vasili, Symeon, Dimitri Therapon & Macrina, Paul, Isabella, Thomas, Mary Katherine (children) Emile, Seile, Therapon, Macrina, Matthew Deborah, Sergius, James Peter & Ekaterina, Lydia, Ludmilla, Maria, Elisaveta, Ekaterina, Peter Deacon Gregory Eleni, Peter Elizabeth, Vladislav Konstantin & Irina Juliana & Stephanos, Hariton Charles Nikolaj & Frieda Priest Seraphim & Marina, Genevieve, Christina, Timothy, Natalia, Daniel Steven & Diana, Sarah, Joshua Sergei Michael & Olga Vladislav Vladimir Sinisa & Marina Marko, Danica, Aleksander, Konstandina, Aleksander, Ann, Mihailo, Gavrilo, Marko, Urosh, Mirjana, Aleksander, Katarina, Ivan, Olga, Alexander, Alexander,Michael,Ivan, Anatoliy Ann Makrina Catherine Dana Berquist Priest John Michael & Jelena, Danilo, Nicola Nektarios & Seraphima, Elizabeth, Ruth Agnes, Irene Viktor, Tatiana, Sophia, Marina Marko & Elissa James & Sylvia, Amelia John & Dominica Katherine, Sarah, Elizabeth,Helena George & Andrea Mary Priest Christopher & Nonna, Christian St Seraphim Orthodox Church Richard Kory Richard Rdr. Innocent Britt Janalyn John Jeff & Gail Alexander, Ludmilla, Adriana, Lia, Lubov, Elizabeth, Constantine, Nina, Bridget, Juliana John & Dominica, Katherine, Sarah, Elizabeth, Helena Lubov, Stephen, Helen, Juliana, Alexander, Natalia, Stephen, Michael, Paul, Michelle, Jefferey, Michael, Maria, Michael, Gloria, John Deacon Damjan, Mat Ljiljana, Ivan, Lidija, Dusan, Marko, Ivana, Dragana, Stanko, Stefan, Otac, Adam, Mat Miilka, Spasoje, Stojka, Perka, Nadezda, Zorka, Radojka, Mira, Nada, Milija
Not Orthodox: Luke Christopher Caroline Eric John Walter William & Carolyn Wesley & Catherine, Elijah George Etta James & Katy Philip, Philip, Jack, Christopher, Charlotte, Andrew Ralph, John, Robert Mary, Douglas, Benjamin, Ellen +Juanita +Myron & Ruth Alexander Jill Park George ? Jim & Dana, Elijah, Jeremy, Juan Kevin & Kristi. Baby Gieger Celeste, Alicia, Olivia, Orianna Eric, Donna Frieda, Paul, Mona (Catholic) Frank, Devin, Brendan, Shaun Mikhail Carmen, Penn, Bill, Francis Nicholas, Joshua,Zacahrias Jorge Erik Nevaeh, Jennifer, Manmeet, Carol, Patricia, Teri, Valeria, Jean Marie, Pauline, Mary Ann, Thomas, Jason, Allyn, Mary Ann
Orthodox Reposed: Nina, Evdodokia, Ioann, Simo, Mihailo, Vasiliy, Alexander, Alexander, Michael, Ivan, Anatoliy, Genadi, Efim