UKRAINIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH OF THE USA
CONSISTORY OFFICE OF PUBLIC RELATIONS
Pani-matka Antonia Melnyk of Blessed Memory!
It is with a profound depth of sadness and prayer that we inform the clergy and the faithful of our Church about the falling asleep of Pani-matka Antonia Melnyk of blessed memory, a wife of Very Rev. Volodymyr Melnyk of blessed memory.
The Rite of Orthodox Christin Burial is scheduled at St. Mary Protectress Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral in Southfield, MI at 9AM on Holy Thursday (April 12) and Burial at St. Andrew Ukrainian Orthodox Cemetery in South Bound Brook, NJ on Bright Tuesday (April 17) at NOON.
O God of spirits and of all flesh, Who has trampled down death; You have overthrown the devil and have given Life to Your world: now give rest, Lord, to the soul of Your departed servant Antonia, in a place of light, a place of refreshment and a place of repose, where there is no sickness, sighing nor sorrow. As You are a Good God, Who loves mankind, pardon every sin, which she has committed, whether by word or by deed or by thought, for there is no man who lives and has not sinned. You alone are sinless, Your Righteousness is Eternal and Your Word is Truth. For You are the Resurrection, the Life and the Repose of your newly presented servant Antonia, Christ our God and we give glory, together with Your Father, Who is Eternal and Your All-Holy, Good and Life-Creating Spirit, now and ever and unto the ages of ages. Amen!