From an e-mail from St. Mary of Egypt (ROCOR) Church in Roswell, GA:
Below is a tentative schedule of services for Father Damian. The schedule could change only if there are problems in transporting Father Damian’s body.
Tuesday, March 10, 2009 7:00 PM – Third Day Memorial Service
Wednesday, March 11, 2009 7:00 PM– already scheduled Presanctified Liturgy. If Father Damian’s body is present there will be a Litiya for the departed following the Liturgy.
Thursday, March 12, 2009 10:00 AM – Panikhida (with sermons from various Priest)
12:00 – 12:30 PM – Burial at the Monastery of the Glorious Ascension in Resaca, GA
3:00 – 4:00 PM – Tentative arrival time for Memorial Meal at St. Mary of Egypt
Directions to the Monastery:
From the South:
Take I-75 N. to exit 318 Resaca.
Turn right (north) onto Hwy. 41.
Stay on Hwy. 41 through the small town of Resaca and into Whitfield County (there are signs for the confederate battlefield near the county line).
Our driveway is about 1/4mi. (or less) after entering Whitfield Co. on the left, marked by two small white crosses. If you see the Bethlehem Baptist Church you just passed it.
Take the driveway to the top of the hill and you’re there.
Message from Father John:
“As of now the plans are to have a third-day Memorial Service on Tuesday, March 10th, at 7:00 PM. On Wednesday we will have our regular services and at the end of the Presanctified Liturgy we will have a Litiya for the departed if Father Damian’s body is already in the church. On Thursday morning, March 12th, we plan to have a Panikhida with sermons by some priests in the church at 10:00 AM. We will go to the monastery for the burial and probably be there by 12:00-12:30 PM. After the burial we will come directly back to the church and be here between 3:00 PM and 4:00 PM for the memorial meal. The only reason this could change is if there would be any problem in transporting Father Damian’s body.”