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FUNERAL of
Very Reverend Fr CONSTANTIN TOFAN
Former Dean of the Cathedral
 

GRANT REST, O LORD to the soul of your servant who fell asleep in the promise of resurrection, Thursday, October 19, 2006.

May the Lord our God receive his soul in peace, rewarding him for his faithful service as parish priest of: St Nicholas Church, Regina, Canada; St George Church, Canton, Ohio; and (our) St George Cathedral; and, in retirement, as Chairman of diocesan Missions, and interim priest of Annunciation Church,  Montreal. May his children and grandchildren find comfort in knowing of the love and joy he shared with so many during his priestly ministry. (Born, February 15, 1924; Ordained Priest, November 10, 1963; Dean of St George Cathedral, September 1, 1983 -1991; Elevated to Archpriest, 1991; Departed this life, October 19, 2006)

“Well done, good and faithful servant.” (Matthew 25.21)
VESNICA LUI POMENIRE!
MEMORY ETERNAL!
 

THE FUNERAL SERVICES of Retired Dean Fr Tofan, took place Monday-Wednesday at the Cathedral with hundreds of faithful, three dozen priests and deacons, the Archbishop and Vicar Bishop taking part. The Memorial Meal was offered by the Cathedral Parish as a loving gesture of appreciation for its former priest. We thank everyone who assisted in any way during the days of the funeral; and pray that the soul of Father will be welcomed in Paradise. Memory Eternal!

 


The Burial service at Vatra Romaneasca
 
Archbishop NATHANIEL exits the Cathedral
 
Some 40 priests and deasons participated
         

His Eminence, Archbishop NATHANIEL
 
Men of the parish kept vigil by reading Psalms
 
Bishop IRINEU served both saracuste
         

Prayer of Forgiveness
 
Frs Kopiestansky & Copacia offer a final kiss
 
Flowers filled the vestibule of the Cathedral
         

Frs Lazar & Braga give the final kiss
 
Former parishioners say farewell to their priest
 
Fr Tofan lies in state before the iconostas
         

Processing around the Cathedral
 
St George, Patron of the Cathedral watches over
 
Several hundred attended the pomana (mercy meal)
         

Fr Mihail (Filimon) of Ascension Monastery
 
"To the Lord belongs the earth & all that it holds."
 
Fr Romey Rosco reads the Gospel at the wake
         

 
 
"Purify me with hysop until I am clean..."
 
 
         
     
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