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Our beloved Father Hegomen Youhanna Guirgis departed to the Lord earlier today.

The funeral arrangements and services are as follows:

  • Condolences will be accepted in Woodward Church Wednesday from 6:00 – 9:00 PM
  • Condolences in the woodward Church upstairs Thursday starting at 5 PM.
  • Asheya and Tasbeha on Thursday evening.
  • Liturgy Friday morning 9 to 11 A.M.
  • Funeral at 11 A.M.
  • Burial at 1 p.m.
  • Agape reception after the burial in the church hall.
  • Third Day prayer after agape reception
  • All services at the SMSA1 Church.
  • 606 Woodward Ave., NY 11385

We ask that you keep Father Hanna’s family and entire congregation in your prayers, as we mourn our beloved father.

  1. May 22, 2018

    Our Condolence to his church and his family . May Our Lord Jesus Christ repose his soul in the paradise and give comfort to his family.

  2. May 22, 2018

    ولما كملت أيامه مضي إلي بيته
    ربنا ينيح روحك يا ابونا يوحنا الحبيب ويعطي عزاء وسلام للاسرة الحبيبه وكل احباؤك في العالم كله.اذكرنا في صلواتك يا ابي قدام عرش النعمه. حتوحشنا كتير

  3. May 22, 2018

    May God repose his blessed soul.

  4. May 22, 2018

    +++ Our sincere condolence to fr: Hanna’s family and the congregation , may our Lord and savior JESUS CHRIST repose his precious soul in the paradise of
    his heavenly kingdom , we pray the Lord to give his beloved family members and the entire congregation all the sympathy and comfort for his departure …. Our beloved FR: HANNA , you’ll be dearly missed , rest in peace +++

  5. May 22, 2018

    May God repose his blessed soul.

  6. May 22, 2018

    My beloved father, because you loved everyone, and I was faithful to your care, and the Lord chose you to dwell in his house forever. Our Father and our beloved, remember us before our God.

  7. May 22, 2018

    البركة إلا عايشين في خيرة رحل إلى السماء ربنا ينيح
    روحه اذكرنا امام الله القدوس

  8. May 22, 2018

    We lost big loss in the earth and we wine big Winn in heaven
    Remember us in our Heavenly Father

  9. May 22, 2018

    وَسَمِعْتُ صَوْتًا مِنَ السَّمَاءِ قَائِلاً لِي: «اكْتُبْ: طُوبَى لِلأَمْوَاتِ الَّذِينَ يَمُوتُونَ فِي الرَّبِّ مُنْذُ الآنَ». «نَعَمْ» يَقُولُ الرُّوحُ: «لِكَيْ يَسْتَرِيحُوا مِنْ أَتْعَابِهِمْ، وَأَعْمَالُهُمْ تَتْبَعُهُمْ».”
    ابي الحبيب القديس ابونا حنا
    كنت ابا وصديقا ومحباوقديسا، علمتنا المحبة، الصلاة والاستقامة , انت ذاهب للسماء ووراءك آلاف من
    الصديقين الذين علمتهم طريق السماء
    طوباك ياابونا حنا يا قديس وأبو القديسين
    اذكرنا امام رب المجد
    ابنك عادل بطرس

  10. May 22, 2018

    Tasoni, Rafiek, and Mark
    We lost our beloved father but we gained
    An intercessional Father in heaven
    May the lord Jesus repose his soul and bring peace and comfort into your heart
    Basma, Paul, Andrew & Adel Botros

  11. May 22, 2018

    Abouna Hanna was truly an angel who was send from heaven for Divine message to his people. I have never seen or witnessed a priest with his true love or his serving heart. Now we have an intersessor before the heavenly throne..
    As we have been always in your heart, You will be always in our heart.
    Our sincere condolence to Taswny Samia, rafif and mark and all the family
    Fr. Morkous Youhanna
    Taswny Nadia
    All their family

  12. May 22, 2018

    Abouna Hanna was a loving, caring and gentle soul. We will miss your check ins with our entire family throughout all your years of service. We will meet again

    All of our love and condolences

    Sarkis Family

  13. May 22, 2018

    Abouna Hanna
    It’s our loss, you were kind, caring, gentle, holy, and loving. Rest In Peace; you are home now. Although we have not seen you in years, your smile never left our hearts. We will miss you. As always we ask for your prayers.

  14. May 22, 2018

    So sad to hear, God bless you Abouna Hanna you have touched more hearts and lives then can be counted. May The Lord bless you and keep you, and make his face to shine upon you.

  15. May 22, 2018

    Our Condolence to his church and his family . May Our Lord Jesus Christ repose his soul in the paradise and give comfort to his family.

  16. May 22, 2018

    My Beloved father Abouna Hanna
    I will always remember as a greate Father and Tasony Samia, Rafik, and Mark when you opened up your home and your hearts for me for two months, you not only care for me but also care for my spiritual life, I will miss hearing your voice, wisdom and guidance regarding spiritual matters, especially prayer with the Agpeya. My family and I will miss you so much.
    I know we lost you on earth, but now you are in heaven praying of us as you usually do.
    Basma Botros

  17. May 22, 2018

    Dear Abouna Hanna,

    I will miss you so much and always remember what you taught me. Thank you for your prayers and teaching us how to pray while you were on earth. Abouna, I still have the agpeya you gave me, and the instructions thats go along with it.

    I will remember you as my baptismal father.

    I will miss you,
    Abouna Hanna

    Your son Andrew Botros.

  18. May 22, 2018

    Dear father and intercession,
    Abouna Hanna

    When the words fall so short, spirit and heart speak mighty things. For in the land of our sojourning you were the first father and spiritual teacher to generations. You were the father to many. Like Abraham, the father of many nations, you have descipled generations and lived as an icon of righteousness and prayerful life in a fallen world.

    Please remembers us all before the mercy seat of God; and pray for your family, children and disciples everywhere.

    On the hope of resurrection we take comfort in you living in Christ and through all those in whose life you were a beacon of light in the modest of darkness. Rejoice in paradise as you have put forth the good fight, completed your labor, have kept the faith, and at last you have gained the crown of righteousness.

    Pray for us all Abouna Hanna. We will miss you.
    The Faltass Family
    Maher, Iman, Mark and John

  19. May 22, 2018

    My deepest sympathy and condolences to his dear Family. He was a caring and a true father. May God repose his sole and we ask him to pray for us

  20. May 22, 2018

    But, as it is written, “What no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the heart of man imagined, what God has prepared for those who love him”—

    Our condolences

    Kamilia, Fayez Rizk

  21. May 22, 2018

    May God repose his precious soul

  22. May 22, 2018

    My love to Fr. Hanna Will be in my heart eternally and we are hoping for his intercession on this earth.
    My love and condolences to the wonderful family that I have got to know and love for a long time
    George Botros

  23. May 23, 2018

    ربنا ينيح روحه كان انسان عظيم والله حنون ربنا يعزيكم

  24. May 23, 2018

    Taswni, Rafik and Mark . all other family members . my heart mourn and grieving for abona departure . but his place in heaven is so glorious more than here . Abona served Christ’s people with his saintly heart for all those years now is the comforting time for his soul to rest in his fellow saints with the LORD

    May the lord comfort you all

    Ehab Tadrous
    Northern Virginia
    كنيسه البابا كيرلس السادس . pope Cyril Church

  25. May 23, 2018

    الله ينيح روحه، كان رجلا لله بحق، إلتقيت به مرة واحدة، استضافني فيها ببيته ليلة واحدة و بعد صلاة القداس اللإلهي سألته كلمة منفعة لي في حياتي الكهنوتية ، فقال لي ” احترم المذبح ، هتلاقي كل الشعب احترمك و مشي وراك ” و قال لي أيضاً ” الهيكل لا يجب ان تقال فيه اي كلمات إلا كلمات الصلاة “

  26. May 23, 2018

    I will miss you so much, dear Abouna! Pray for us.

  27. ابي الحبيب القديس ابونا حنا. عرفاناك عن قرب منذ وصولنا عام١٩٨٣ وكنت الراعي الامين. قديسا وابا لنا وعلمتنا المحبه وارشدتنا للمواظبه علي الصلاه والتناول ولا ننسي مكالاممتك التليفونيه للسؤال عنا وارشادنا والصلاه من اجلنا. طوباك ابونا حنا ياقديس. اذكرنا امام عرش النعمة عزانا للاسرة وجميع شعب الكنيسه

  28. May 23, 2018

    Our deep condelences to Tasoni SAMIA & the family on the departure of the most lovelable, respectablle, kind and blessed priest whom I we know since 1975.May God bless his soul & RIP : From: SABRI & FAWZIA Sorry for not attending the funeral because we’re in EGYPT

  29. May 23, 2018

    Sincere condolences to Tesoni and the family and congregation of our dearly beloved Father Hanna. The most caring, compassionate, blessed and sincere Priest. A light has gone from this earth but will forever shine down on us from Heaven. May he Rest In Peace. Pray for us Father. We will never forget your blessings on us.

  30. May 23, 2018

    Our condolences to the entire family. Unfortunately, Mohsen and I are out of the country, and therefore will not be able to attend the funeral. Father Youhanna was part of our lives and we thank him for his service to us. We will miss him. We pray the Lord grant you all that special peace that only Christ can give at this difficult time.

  31. May 23, 2018

    ابي الحبيب ابونا حنا
    بَارَكْتَ جميع أهل المهجر بمحبتك وخدمتك للجميع
    فتحت باب الكنيسه لنا وفتحت بيتك وقلبك للجميع غمرتنا بمحبتك
    انت في قلوبنا الي الأبد
    لقد خسرناك في الارض ولكن هناك فرح في السماء فالي ان نلتقي
    مره اخري اذكرنا امام عرش الله
    ماهر. ايمان. مارك. جان. فلتس

  32. May 23, 2018

    عزاءنا لتاسوني ورفيق ومارك
    ولجميع شعب الكنيسه

  33. May 23, 2018

    Our beloved Abouna Youhanna May the Lord repose your soul in the paradise of joy in the bosom of all the Saints. You’re with us in our happiness and sorrow. You taught us how to pray and respect the church. You married us baptized and married our children. You were the first one to be comforting us when my beloved son Timothy passed away 10 years ago.
    We love you Abouna
    Pray for us in front of all mighty God.
    Your humble son and daughter Atef & Salwa Boulos – Florida

  34. May 24, 2018

    Dearst Abouna Hanna
    You treated us like we were your own children. you loved us, prayed for us and disciplined us. You spoke your mind and kept our conscious awake. You felt our pain and earnestly petitioned God on our behalf. You guided us and encouraged us when it was dark, and you smiled big when God’s face shined upon us. You were our loving father when we left our father behind. I will fondly think of you every time I read the Agpeya. I will not cry for you as I know you are in paradise; so close that you can kiss the face of God.
    Tasony Samia & family please rejoice for Abouna, he is in God’s Bosom.
    Afaf & J B Carter

  35. May 24, 2018

    My father, words can’t explain the mixed feeling I have at this point, the missing of your fatherhood worries and care to our entire family and , in the other hand, the joy that filled me since I know how joyful you are now meeting the life of the World, our beloved God and father Jesus Christ. You’re now presenting us in Heaven as your children and we ask you to intercede to our Lord to keep us in Him and place us in where he prepared. Abouna you’re most loved then, now and until we meet in Heavenly Kingdom when we all be in our Christ bosom in full joy!
    Pray for us abouna Youhanna! May the Lord repose your saintly soul.

  36. May 25, 2018

    Father Youhanna is truely angel.He is man from the heaven visit us in the earth and stay with us. Give us advices for true believe, help everybody come to him with the great mother Tasony Samia , Really we loss great father Father Youhanna is truely angel.He is man from the heaven visit us in earth any stay with us. Give us advices for true believe, help everybody come to him with the great mother Tasony Samia , Really we loss great father but our condolences he went to heaven stay with Jesus Christ repose his precious soul in the paradise of his heavenly kingdom. We pray the Lord to give his beloved family all sympathy & comfort for his departure our beloved FR.Youhanna.
    Your son Fawzy Zaky, Marina Nazer, Jonier and Mariska.

  37. May 27, 2018

    Our deep condolence to Tasoni Samia and family for the departure of Fr.Yohanna.we will never forget your words and your advices . Tasoni and Abona were the family for all new comers and still the adviser and the help for us and our children. We will never forget your help when we arrived or your advice and care for our children. Abona’s service will never stop we still blessed with Tasoni and Abon’s prayers.we learned a lot from you remember us in front our Heavenly Father. W

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