On 23 April, Bright Thursday, our parish rector served the graveside funeral of 96 year-old Nicholas Markatcheff. Nicholas, who was born in Harbin, China, in May 1923, departed this life on Bright Monday. His funeral was served in Wallsend Cemetery according to the Paschal rite. We offer heartfelt condolences to Nicholas’ son Simon and his family. May God grant him rest!