Wednesday December 5th, 2018
ORPR Camp would like to express its sincere condolences to the Breshnev and Jeromsky families on the passing into eternal life of Ivan Petrovich Breshnev. He was a long-time friend and supporter of our organization, beloved by multiple generations of campers. Vechnaya pamyat, Dyadya Vanya!
A panikhida (memorial service) will be served at the Holy Virgin Protection Cathedral in Des Plaines, IL on Thursday, 12/6 at 5:30pm. The funeral service will begin at the Cathedral on Friday. 12/7 at 10:30am.
The Holy Orthodox Church understands passing on a feast day as a special blessing. Ivan Petrovich reposed on 12/4, on the Feast of the Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple. We pray that Our Merciful Lord receives his soul with the same tender love as the High Priest who welcomed the Most Pure Virgin into the Holy of Holies.
Deacon Nikolai Lochmatow
President, ORPR Camp Board of Directors
Tuesday March 19th, 2018
It is with a profound sadness that ORPR mourns the passing of one of our own. Our dear young camper, cabin leader and counselor Anastasia Chapman reposed in the Lord earlier today. Our hearts flood with tears as we offer our sympathy, love and condolences to her family: to Mike and Luda, her parents, Jonah, her step father, and to Tatiana, David, and Sasha, her sister and brothers. We remember Ana with her constant, genuine smile, always sharing Christ’s peaceful, radiant joy with those around her.
Please keep Ana and her family at the forefront of your prayers – tonight, tomorrow night, and if at all possible, every night for the next forty days. We pray that Our Lord send comfort to all of us who miss her, and that her memory will be eternal.
The Chapman and Emerson families have graciously offered to start a scholarship fund to ORPR Camp in Ana’s memory. To contribute to this fund in lieu of flowers, and to help a camper in need of financial assistance, please click the link below. Alternately, checks can be mailed to the following address:
ORPR Camp, c/o DCMA
P.O. Box 1367
Des Plaines, IL 60017
All good deeds done in the name of the reposed are received as prayers by Our Merciful Lord.
President, ORPR Board of Directors