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My fellow parishioners:
It is with a saddened heart that I inform you of the passing of our beloved Pastor Fr. Efstathios Mylonas who fell asleep in the Lord on September 22, 2006 in Seattle, Washington. He was surrounded in his final days by his loving Presbytera Maria, his children Stacey and Vasilios, their spouses Bryan and Linda and his beloved granddaughter Emily Ann.
As we mourn our loss let us gather together in prayer that united in the Lord we may ask for the repose of his soul and the comfort of God's love upon his family and our Parish of Saint Anthony.
The Holy Office of the Trisagion will be celebrated at Saint Anthony's on Wednesday evening September 27, 2006 at 7:30 p.m. by His Eminence Metropolitan Gerasimos assisted by the area clergy. The family will be present from 6:30 p.m. to accept the condolences of friends and parishioners.
On Thursday morning, September 28, 2006 the Office of Orthros will begin at 8:00 a. m. immediately followed by the Divine Liturgy at 9:00 a.m. At the conclusion of the Divine Liturgy there will be a brief pause to allow for the preparation of the Funeral Rite which will commence at 10:30 a.m.
At the conclusion of the funeral the Makaria, the traditional memorial luncheon, will be served in our Community Center. Immediately thereafter all are invited to accompany the family and clergy, in procession, to Rose Hills Cemetery for the Service of Interment. For those who wish to join in the procession to the cemetery, please park in the church parking lot on the south side of Locksley Street. Additional parking will be available at the neighboring New Hope Presbyterian Church. If you do not plan on being a part of the funeral cortege please park elsewhere.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made payable to the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of San Francisco, located at 372 Santa Clara Avenue, San Francisco, California 94127. Please write "Rev. Efstathios V. Mylonas Memorial Fund" in the memo portion of the check. The family, with the guidance of His Eminence Metropolitan Gerasimos will distribute the donations to fulfill the wishes of Fr. Mylonas.
The family, fully aware that this is Greek Festival time, also wishes us to know that it was Father's request that the Festival go on as scheduled, notwithstanding his passing.
This is indeed a sad time for all of us as we mourn with the family the loss of a dear and beloved pastor. May the ensuing days bring us closer together as a parish family as we console one another in prayer and extend our love to his family.
Parish Council President