Dear Parish Faithful,
INDEED HE IS RISEN!
Attached, you will find a short but remarkable account of the last days of Fr. Roman Braga, a genuine (Romanian) "elder" who lived, served and taught at the Holy Dormition Monastery in Rives Junction, MI. Dr. Dan Henshaw has left a moving reflection of how he ministered to Fr. Roman over what was essentially the "dying process" that Fr. Roman passed through at the end of his life. (It is now the third anniversary of Fr. Roman's death).
We encounter not only a "good death," but a genuinely blameless Christian death that Fr. Roman embraced with faith, humility and powerful prayer.
Again, I highly recommend that everyone read this short account, for there is more in these few short pages than in many theological treatises, spiritual reflections, etc.