My 17 years old, first in line Cousin Stanislav died in a motorcycle accident :(

Thursday, 31st March 2011

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Stanislav Valentinov Velikov, my beloved first in line cousin
Yesterday about 14:08, my beloved cousin Stanislav Valentinov Velikov has passed a way silently in a motorcycle accident.
It’s really terrible, I’ve been told today by my relatives and it was quite hard to believe it.
My impressions from Stanislav was that he was a very kind good and shiny boy. Like most of us the sinners he had a deadly passion Motorcycles
I haven’t seen Stanislav for already about 2.5 years, which was my personal fault not to keep a close contact with such a close relative.
Last time I saw him, he was almost a child and now just few years later he is gone. I’ve just came by from his home, where all the relatives friends, grandfathers, grandmathers and all that loved him and know him when he was still among the living were gathered to say a last goodbye

What is even more painful is the ridiculous way he has passed away. Stani as we used to call him was driving his new Honda motorcycle and was driving nearby a traffic lights on a street “San Stefano” here in Dobrich, a taxi driver was trying to do a manoeuvre right after he had left his last customers.
Of course as it often happens in Bulgaria the taxi driver was doing the manouver against the set driving rules, (he was doing a backward maneuver) on a street crossroad (located nearby the big supermarket Billa).

Stanislav was coming through the traffic lights in a high speed (it’s not clearly known what speed).He was driving the professional motorcycle without a a proper driving license, as he was 17 he only had a driving license for moped vehicle.

It appears the stupid taxi driver was doing his irresponsible law breaking maneuver right in the moment when Stanislav was riding on the road before the traffic lights.
As my cousin saw the taxi driver he got probably scared (presumably) tried to use the breaks to prevent crashing the taxi driver possibly loose the motorcycle holders.
He jumped over the motorcycle and hit and broke his neck 😐 It’s a terrible story really. What is even more terrible that the taxi driver was an ex-policeman and was one of the responsible sides for the deadly accident which costed the life of my cousin.

What can I say Bulgaria is really an insane country, even though I’m not a big wester fan I should say such an accidents are not that common in the Western World as the law is more observed there.

I’ve heard from my grandfather and grandmother that Stanislav was really gifted in technics especially in repairing motorcycles, moped vehicles etc.

Stanislav is still a pupil in the nearby Mathematics High School “Ivan Vazov”. Before his unexpected death my cousin was planning to get her girlfriend and get a ride to Varna where he was supposedly going to spend the school break and see my other cousin Desislav …
I’ve been to Stani’s home and saw his lifeless body and it’s really striking, he is so young his death is causing an enormous trace and pain in me and my family.

Now my family is lessing itself with a one more good and decent person. Stanislav is a victim of this cruel age. I remember since his childhood that he was very pationate about computer games with motorcycles and cars.
His deadly passion then went on into the real world, he first got a moped, then a professional motorcycle. He violated the law taking the bad example of the many computer games which preach uncontrolled high speed, adrenalin and living on the edge.

But my beloved cousin Stanislav as he was still a teen was not the one to be blamed, the real responsible ones are our parents who doesn’t educate is in the tradition and spirit of the faith of our fathers Orthodox Christianity

I’ve heard from my relatives that now the taxi driver probably want even be hold responsible, as he is an ex-cop and he has many friends still working in the police. Friends who would proof the taxi driver innocent!

We had a small talk with my sister today about the direct influence of the movies and the computer games on the computer psyche.
I believe my cousin is not responsibe for his tragedic death as he was just following an implanted route in his mind by the multiple games and violent movies he has been a fan of.
Stani is just another victim of this cruel age … As I saw him laying in the coffin I was thinking how short our live is. We work we bye we sell but we never know when our time will come.

What makes my cousin’s death even bigger trady is my uncle’s death (his father) who died just a few years ago after a severe sickness …

It’s a sad day today, it’s, also a clear example that we who are still living should come again to the mindset that we’re here for a short time.
We should day by day think of what we have done wrongly (our sins), we should try to live better and love more as our saviour Christ has instructed us “If you’re my pupils, love each other”.
It’s sad that we’re so hard-hearted that we don’t realize that what happened is a God’s warning not only to my family but to everybody out there.

If we don’t repent our sins and start living as God instructed us, our pains would multiple and our days will be living in sorrows …
I pray that our merciful God the Holy Trinity has mercy on Stanislav’s (newly presented) soul and be merciful on him and receive him in paradise …

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  1. Nicolaesays:
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    Sorry to bother you now, but I have to ask if your cousin was in communion with the Holy Orthodox Church when he died.
    Anyway, sorry to hear that he passed away so young.
    May God forgive him !
    (I’m Romanian, orthodox, and I wish you to be saved)
    (Sorry for my english)

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      Hi you’re not bothering me at all! Nice to have an orthodox brother in Christ here.
      He was baptized in an orthodox church, I don’t know if he has taken the sacraments ever after the day of baptizmal.
      It’s a very sad practice here in Bulgaria that most people, doesn’t really practice there Orthodox faith …
      I myself am trying to be a regular as possible for the Holy Liturgies and take the sacraments to stay in communion.
      I’m right back from the Funeral, it was really sad funeral. His mother has a birthday today and what is even worser here in Bulgaria we say that the 1st April is the day of the “lie”. People tend to make pranks to celebrate the 1st of April celebration. What is even more painful for the family is that Stanislav was supposed to have a birthday this month on twenteeth of April…
      At least the good think was that there was a ‘panahida’ (a burial funeral) in the Orthodox Temple nearby the city graveyeard.
      Let God forgive my dear cousin Stanislav.
      And as the priest say let’s hope he will find grace in front of God to pray for us that we’re in the earthly Church.

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      By the way I heard from some of our priests, monks and friends that the Romanian Orthodox Church is a way stronger than the Bulgarian Orthodox Church. You have full monasteries and about 7000 monks and your country is going way better than Bulgaria in material aspect of living. Let’s hope you will also pray for us the Bulgarian Orthodox Christians.

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    We must pray for all people! Of course for you, my brothers we can pray in the church. That’s why I’ve asked you about your cousins stands toward Orthodoxy – I want to put him on my pomelnik to be mentioned at Holy Liturgy. I also want to ask your name for this.
    My name is Nicolae-Ovidiu.
    Only God knows what is the level in belief:About the number of the monks you’re right, but I think we need them for our sins, way much numerous than others. About the material life I don’t think we’re better – but I don’t know the scale you refer to.
    I hope that all merciful Lord to cover us with His infinite mercy all orthodox brothers and for you brother salvation.

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      Nice to have you hear Nicolae,

      Are you a father or a monk? It’s really a miracle that you have saw my post!
      God’s miracles are innumerous but rarely I really see them.
      Yes Nicolae, you’re right we should pray for all people!
      I try to pray according to my strength.
      My cousin’s name is Stanislav. I think his patron saint is st. Savvah, however I’m not completely sure.
      Here is a link I’ve found to st. Savvah’s living – http://www.serfes.org/lives/stsavva.htm
      Let your prayer be heard!
      Hope to see you around in here.

      Amen

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        P.S. I think Stanislav’s saint day is venerated on 5th of December in the Bulgarian Orthodox Church and as far as I know it should be the same date in Romania.

        I forgot to mention by God’s grace once I’ve been in Archibishop’s stand located in Constanta and in a female monastery in Romania a year a a half ago and it was a real blessing.

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          I was in Sofia once, and I like the old churches in the center.
          I’ve asked those who are taking care there for books about hesychasm, but they didn’t understood my poor english.

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        God bless you!
        I’m nor priest nor monk, I have a wife and a 21 years boy.
        I want to pray for your cousin’s soul because now (until 40 days), he need all the help he can get from us. If he is in communion with the church, we could mention him at the holy Liturgy. Maybe God want from us to pray for his soul now.
        What’s Your name?

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    By the way since Stanislav was about 10 years old his father (my uncle) got very sick from a incurable sickness. My uncle lived 5 more years. Half of the cares for my sick uncle were managed by Stanislav.
    He had really a good heart. He was not drinking and not smoking. All his passion since 2 years or so were in motorcycles. I should have spend more time with him. But I was busy following my own false dreams … On the Funeral there were about maybe 200 people a friends, relatives. I haven’t seen more people coming to say goodbye to a person. The Church was completely filled with people.

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    I’ve heard also from my mother. That the motorcycle, he bought was actually bought was an used one. The previous owner of this cycle has crashed also but survived and after the crash he sold it to my cousin…
    I guess it was really an acursed cycle. But I think it was by God’s providence what happaned and I guess it’s also better for Stanislav and for us, neverthless how painful it is.

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      Sorry, I don’t think it’s about the motorcycle, but if this opinion help somebody, it’s all right.
      We must see things without careless, in reality and truth.

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        Yes, it’s definitely not because of the motorcycle, it was just fact I randomly heard from my mother. And you know how faith is being mixtered with superstitiousness often. Especially here in Bulgaria, many people do mix paganism with orthodoxy because they don’t know their faith well.

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    Stanislav’s mother name is Sevdalina and his brother name is Desislav, you might also sign their names to pray for their souls I’ll also mention them in my prayers.

    By the way my granfather has lived in Romania for a while until they moved here in Bulgaria since this part of Bulgaria where I live was a part of Romania.

    My family has also some relatives in Romania still.

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      Please tell me your baptism name. You are my link with your relatives, I must mention you.
      I hope that we are one nation – orthodox – in the Name of Christ.
      Be blessed brother.

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    My name is Georgi

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      Джордж or Георги?

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    Thanks a lot for all your intercession and all your kindness.

    May the Lord give you abundantly to you and your family for your goodness!

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      No need to thank. I need to do this.
      Only God is good, I am a sinner.
      May God bless you and His Most Holly Mother cover your family.

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    My name is Георги also my baptizm name is Георги. My cousin name is Станислав, her mother name Севдалина and his living brother name Десислав. Though as far as I know they don’t have the habit of attend Holy Liturgy. The sad reality here in Bulgaria is that most baptized people are not attending Church except to light a candle just for a couple of minutes.
    No more than 5% of our population is a regular Orthodox Christians who does attend Holy Liturgy (Confess and take the Sacraments) …

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      Brother, also here the situation is tragic – and I mean it. I think we must speak the truth – the real percents are less than 5, all over the orthodox countries.
      That’s why we must pray.

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        This is what keep us: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ap7kreDRzgQ

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          Yes I know this video I even have a post about it called hermits of our times. It’s a wonderful you still have hermits. I don’t know if we have hermits here in Bulgaria at all. I’ve heard a hermit from a monk who lived in a mountain for 6 months and then returned as he said to the monk he returned because he was about to get mad he couldn’t bear the loneliness anymore. But we have our Elder Dobri.
          Just see here, he is like a living saint
          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vaau8iT0D0o
          I have a very sick old friend from the Church, who I try to visit every now and then and I’m learning a lot for our faith from him.
          He is also like an elder and like a living saint. It’s amazing to meet such people. It’s sad you meet them so rarely ..

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          Also this one keep us:
          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b7dE3xozfRc

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    The Church you’re talking about is probably St. Alexander Nevski св. Александър Невски and “св. София”. We had a lot of Hesychasts here in Bulgaria especially in the region where I live here in Dobrich.
    If you have a travelling time to visit me here you’re mostly welcome!
    Your English is quite good, mine is poor as well.
    Our patron saint here is Saint John of Rila, but you probably alread knew that.

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    Saint John of Rila “The wonderworker” to be precise, he has a incorruptable body still kept in the monastery in Rodopi mountain, I’ve been there fore half an hour as a child and now I’m looking forward to go again if God permits maybe this spring or summer I’ll try to visit it.

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      I live in Bucharest and as you know our patron saint of Bucharest is St.Demetrios the New-Basarabov.
      Mine is of course st.Nicholas, but I have devotion also for Свети Георги.

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        This is my church, actually Holly All Saints Monastery St Anthim the Iberian
        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yhBltUTahMs

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          That’s a very beautiful Church. Also it’s wonderful you have been baptized in a monastery. It’s a true blessing. I’ve been baptized in Saint George’s Church here in Dobrich.
          ttp://pochivka.com/files/lib/500×350/dobrich_saint_george.jpg
          http://pochivka.com/files/lib/300×225/dobrich_saint_george_church.jpg

          The Church is from the 18th century and is consecrated by the Metropolitan of Varna.

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        Yes I do also have devotion for Свети Георги as he is one of our greatest saints. I also try to pain often lately to Свети Йоан Рилски чудотворец, I think God is helping me a lot by his prayers. I don’t know st. Demetrios the New Besarabov I have to check on the net. I also pray sometimes to st. Nicholas. I can provide with a movie about our Bulgarian Monastery in Holy Mount Athos it’s called свети Георги Зограф, the bad thing is it is in Bulgarian so you probably want understand what the monks says.

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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antim_Monastery
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anthim_the_Iberian
    in this small paraklesis I was baptized : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Alta_Cladire_Manastirea_Antim.JPG

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    http://patermihail.files.wordpress.com/2010/02/sf-antim-2008.jpg

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    one of the romanian monks, his name is Gerontie Puiu said:” between us, Orthodox, distances are inexistent because love makes a bridge between souls …. do not call me on the phone because our phone has to be otherwise, from you to God, from God to me and from one another (and described with the hand a triangle) triangle of us to heaven and back to love ….. but what to talk about friendship, mother, only if we are Orthodox we know what is friendship …..”

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    • hip0says:
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      Yes friendship is another consequence of fulfilling the law of love.
      What is a pity is in the western culture, friendship is being put in a piedestal as a separate relation which doesn’t build on love but build on mutual interest.
      Thanks for the nice words the monk say, he said it all. Even phones I believe are just another copying of the spiritual reality and transferring it into material existence, as in Christ’s Spirit, we are all one and there are no boundaries there.

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  14. Nicolaesays:
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    Sorry, my bad-I didn’t refer to Saint Apostle Andrew, you misunderstood me, I spoke about St. Dimitrios the new(Basarabov), who lived in the time of Peter, Asen and Caloian(~1185-1201), near Ruse, in a cave-monastery.
    (about 10 km from Ruse)

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