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40th Day Panikhida for PFC Winston James Miroy April 25, 2010

Posted by stgeorgeoma in Eastern Orthodox, Memorial, Military, Religion, SGOMA News, Uncategorized.

The St. George Orthodox Military Association will be offer a Panikhida in memory of the 40th day of the repose of PFC Winston James Miroy, US Army, who was killed on active duty on March 17th, 2010 at Ft. Carson, Colorado. We ask our Orthodox Chaplains to also offer a Panikhida for the 40th day if possible, and all others to say a special prayer for his soul and for his family and friends.

Memory Eternal! Memorie Vesnica!

A Brief Bio on PFC Miroy:

Army Pfc. Winston James “Jimmie” Miroy, 20, of Stafford County, Virginia died Wednesday, March 17, 2010, at Fort Carson, Colo.

Born in Rockville, Md., Pfc. Miroy grew up in Northern Virginia, graduating from Colonial Forge High School in 2008. He entered the Army in September 2008.

After basic training at Fort Jackson, S.C., and aircraft mechanic school at Fort Eustis, he joined the 1st Battalion, 2nd Aviation Regiment at Fort Carson in April 2009, where he was assigned at the time of his death.

Miroy was an active member of Protection of the Holy Mother of God Orthodox Church in Falls Church, where he was baptized in 1993. While in high school, he was a member of the Rappahannock Colonial Heritage Society.

Miroy is survived by his parents, Stephen G. and Katherine A. Bast Miroy; a sister, Virginia H. Miroy; a brother, Philipp A. Miroy, all of Stafford; and his grandparents, Maj. Rene H. Miroy and Eirwen Miroy, and Joann Bast.

Pfc. Miroy’s funeral was held at Protection of the Holy Mother of God Orthodox Church (known as St. Mary) in Falls Church, Virginia on Monday, April 5.

Interment was at St. Mary Cemetery at Vatra Romaneasca, Grass Lake, Mich., on Wednesday, April 7. Memorial contributions may be made to Project Mexico.



1. Fr. David Subu - April 30, 2010

Dear St. George MA,

Thanks for your prayers. We were able to have the 40-day memorial as well at St. Mary’s with His Eminence, Archbishop Nathaniel serving. May Winston James’ memory be eternal, for Christ is risen!

Fr. David Subu

2. stgeorgeoma - April 30, 2010

Dear Father David,

Thank you for your comment. We are pleased to hear that your parish was able to have a 40-day memorial for Winston James, and that His Eminence Archbishop Nathaniel was there to serve.

The Saint George Orthodox Military Association was also able to offer a 40-day memorial for Winston James. He will be remembered with all our other fallen Orthodox Armed Services Members throughout the year. The next schedule prayer event will be on May 15th, 2010 for the SGOMA’s Armed Forces Day Prayer Service & Celebration.

Please pass along our sincerest condolences to the Miroy Family, their friends, and to their fellow parishioners at St. Mary’s, and let them know that the Saint George Orthodox Military Association will always keep Winston James in our prayers.

Sincerely yours in the Risen Christ,

Vladimir Laven, TSGT., USAFR (Ret.)

Saint George Orthodox Military Association (SGOMA)
2521 N. Main St., Unit 1, #198
Las Cruces, NM 88001

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