Dormition of the Mother of God
Orthodox Monastery
Rives Junction, Michigan

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The Cemetery

“Come to Me all who are heavy laden

and I will give you rest.”

 

In keeping with the monastic tradition, we provide a final resting place for Orthodox Christians. 

 

The private cemetery on the monastery grounds is maintained and attended to daily by one of the monastics. A small wooden chapel dedicated to St. Lazarus serves as a place of reflection and prayer.

 

The cemetery is governed in accordance with the best interests of the monastery. As of January 2018  due to limited space, plots in the cemetery are no longer available.

 

Visitors to the cemetery are asked to inform the monastics of their presence in the cemetery and respect its sanctity through appropriate behavior.

 

“Repent for the kingdom of heaven is at hand…..”

 


 

 

Fr. Roman in Cemetary
Graveside Memorial
St. Lazarus Chapel under construction
Blessing of Graves on St. Thomas Sunday

 

By raising Lazarus

from the dead before your passion,

you confirmed the universal resurrection,

O Christ God.

Like the children with the palms of victory

we cry out to you O vanquisher of Death,

Hosanna in the Highest

Blessed is He

that comes in the name of the Lord.

 

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Christ,

the joy of all,

the truth, the light, the life,

the resurrection of the world,

in His love appeared to those on earth;

and He became Himself

the pattern of our resurrection,

granting divine forgiveness unto all.

 

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