+DANIEL (an Orthodox Christian) reposed on the Sunday of All
Saints, June 11, 2017 (ns), while trying to swim across the Spree river near
the EbertbrŁcke, 10117 Berlin. He was on a college trip, studying abroad.
Daniel had time, and cared for anyone who crossed his path. He was always very
kind. Daniel was our son (Priest Seraphim & Marina), brother, uncle,
This page is in his memory. Until the resurrection, Son!
Daniel's list for prayer.
This list has categories, related to Daniel, and his life, death, and legacy.
Please pray for Daniel, and those on His list.
If you agree to pray for Daniel, contact Fr Seraphim to be put on Daniel's list.
Those in need, typical people Daniel would have cared for.
Those who have been kind.
Those who lost someone suddenly
Those who have agreed to pray for Daniel
Those who died suddenly
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NOTE:The pdf and word formats are often more up to date than the HTML version.
Daniel's Memorial Foundation
Daniel's Memorial Foundation
Daniel was very generous in life. We would like to keep his legacy going after his death. A memorial account has been set up in his honor.
This account, Daniel's List/Danielís Memorial Foundation - will be used exclusively to help others in need and to donate to worthy causes, just as Daniel would have done if he were still with us. He was well known by all of us to ALWAYS give to a street beggar or musician, and he would always engage then in conversation. He also was very generous with his substance, his housing, everything. If you feel inclined to contribute financially, please consider making a donation to this account in Daniel's honor.
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Homilies about Prayer for the dead
All these homilies are from our sermons page
"If we believe that Jesus died and rose again..." What the resurrection really means - NOW. (mp3 format)
Epistle for the commemoration of the dead on Saturday
1 Thessalonians 4:13-17
SYNOPSIS:There is a very large word in the scriptures, with only two letters: "if". The Apostle says "If we believe that Jesus died and rose again..." We talk about what belief in the resurrection really means. The martyrs understood, our almost post-Christian society does not. We discuss worldly sorrow and Christian sorrow and an overview of last judgment. Remarks at one of the "40 days" liturgies, for +Daniel, my son.
At the funeral for Daniel: about his deep heart and how and why we pray for the dead, and how to properly keep his memory. (Word DOC format)
How and why Orthodox pray for the dead
The deep heart
Also in Format: mp3 SYNOPSIS:Remarks at the funeral of Daniel Holland, from his father. His deep heart, and how and why we pray for the dead, with examples from the Akathist for the dead, and how we should remember him. It is with actions, not words.
The resurrection is not only in the future. (mp3 format)
Gospel for the commemoration of the dead on Tuesday and Saturday
SYNOPSIS:The Gospel for the dead, which is read on Tuesday and Saturday, teaches emphatically that the resurrection is not only a future event. Remarks at one of the "40 days" liturgies, for +Daniel, my son.
God's perspective is different than our perspective. There is only one thing that matters. (mp3 format)
Gospel for the commemoration of the dead on Thursday
SYNOPSIS:The perspective of God is not the same as our perspective, so we must change. There is only one thing that is important in life, and that is, that we will be raised up on the last day. This eternal perspective should influence everything we do that is temporal. Remarks at one of the "40 days" liturgies, for +Daniel, my son.
This corruption must put on incorruption. (mp3 format)
Epistle for the commemoration of the dead on Friday
1 Corinthians 15:47-57
SYNOPSIS:About the earthy man and the spiritual man, and the amazing thing: "flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption." -- BUT WITH GOD ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE, so: "Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed." This exalted topic is mixed with some reminiscing about the "Campus Crusade" (typical Evangelical Protestant ) view of salvation, which does not understand such things. Remarks at one of the "40 days" liturgies, for +Daniel, my son.
Sermons that mention +Daniel
Birth of John the Baptist. "Now it is high time to awake out of sleep" (mp3 format)
Nativity of Saint John the Baptist
Grace,mercy, do's & dont's, and becoming vessels of grace. (mp3 format)
2017-07-16SYNOPSIS:Christianity is to live in a moral way. It is not dogmas or principles in the abstract. It is very practical. We talk about do's and doníts, legalism, grace and mercy, and making ourselves vessels of grace, and a line by line exegesis of Paul's "do's". Since this is during the 40 days for my son +Daniel (http://www.orthodox.net/daniel), there are also very personal examples of how God visits with grace, but we must react to this grace.
How to give five loaves and two fish to everyone (mp3 format)
Matthew 14:14-22 : Luke 7:36-50
SYNOPSIS:We must give what we have. We all have at least 5 loaves and two fish. We must have open, and soft hearts and see the people who need something, and give them what we have. The Lord will make things multiply. A practical, moral look at the Miracle of the feeding of the 5000, and the actions of the woman who was a "sinner"
Prayer for the dead - resources/teachings.
Death and dying
From the Holy Fathers - death, dying, etc.
About the Icons Commemorated on the Day of Daniel's repose
Daniel's mother speaks
Daniel, about 11, with his mom and dad.
Daniel took a picture of this picture, when it was displayed on his mother's computer, and kept it in his phone. A kinda low-tech way to save a picture, but very meaningful for us.
Daniel's family speaks
Daniel's friends speak