The Passing of our Beloved Father Vasilios Thanos
Dear Friends and Family of St Demetrios,
We received the message below from Fr. Prevas, Fr. Kezios & Fr. State
Our entire Saint Nicholas family has been blessed these past fifty years to have had the spiritual guidance and the blessings of a devout and dedicated servant of God, Father Vasilios Thanos. Early this morning, the Lord he so faithfully served, called Fr. Thanos to pass through the portal of this earthly life and enter beyond, into the Heavenly Kingdom, and be with Him and all of God's Angels.
Understandably you must be asking, "What happened?" Please know that after a brief hospitalization for what appeared to be pneumonia an almost unbelievable swift change in his condition took him from our midst but not from our hearts and minds filled with fond memories of love.
We your spiritual fathers and pastors sharing with you the same profound sense of sadness and heavy hearts now call upon you, our beloved parishioners, and ask for your prayers as we all stand strong and in faith before this so very unexpected and sudden loss.
It is of course too early at this time to even conceive of what funeral arrangements will be made. We will in the due course of time keep you informed. We did however wish you to immediately be aware of this loss in our parish family that you may pray for both our beloved Fr. Thanos and his grieving family.
Fr. Prevas, Fr. Kezios & Fr. State
St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church
9501 Balboa Blvd.
Northridge, CA 91325