Got this news today about one of my co-workers at my company:
May he rest in peace.
Dear fellow employees:
U.S. Group, Inc. suddenly lost one of its own this weekend. John Roof, our lead mechanic at the shop, had a heart attack, and passed away on Sunday, June 18, 2006. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his co-workers, his family, and his friends. He will be greatly missed.
Visitation and Viewing will be held on Wednesday evening, June 21, 2006 from 7:00 PM until 8:00 PM, at Barron Funeral Home in Chester, South Carolina.
Graveside services will be held on Thursday, June 22, 2006 at 11:00 AM, at Evergreen Cemetery in Chester, South Carolina.
"O God of spirits and of all flesh, Who has trampled down Death and overthrown the Devil, and given life unto Your world, give, we beseech You, eternal rest to the soul of Your departed servant, in a place of brightness, in a place of verdure, in a place of repose, from whence all pain, sorrow, and sighing, have fled away.
Pardon, we beseech You, every transgression which may have been committed, whether by word or deed or thought. For there is no man who lives and does not commit a sin. You only are without sin, Your righteousness is everlasting, and Your word is the Truth.
For You are the Resurrection, and the Life, and the repose of Your departed servant, O Christ our God, and unto You we ascribe glory, together with eternal the Father, and Your Most Holy, and Good, and Life-giving Spirit, now and forever, and for ages to come." Amen
"May our gracious and merciful Lord, who rose from the dead, Christ, our True God, through the intercessions of His Holy Mother and of all the Saints, establish the soul of His departed servant in the mansions of the righteous; give rest in the bosom of Abraham, and number his soul among the just, and have mercy upon us and save us".
Eternal be Your memory.
(Trisagion Prayer for the Departed)