On Thursday 17 October our parish rector served the funeral of Nina Diamante (nee Kowalczuk). The responses were sung by Readers Nektary Kotlaroff and Eustratius Papageorgiou of the Russian Orthodox Male Choir of Australia. Nina, who was born in Minsk, Belarus, in 1936, departed this life on 10 October at 83 years of age. She was afterwards laid to rest in a crypt at Sandgate Cemetery alongside her beloved husband Silvio. We offer heartfelt condolences to Nina's children Maria, Anna, Peter and Paul and their families, and to her sister Maria and wider family. May God grant His newly-departed handmaiden rest with the saints and life everlasting!