The Hokehankist or the Service for the repose of the deceased is not part of the Liturgy and can be done separately. For practical purposes only, it follows the Soorp Badarak. The service is performed for the benefit of our deceased that they may rest in peace in their abodes. It is an intercession through the Church that God through His love and mercy may overlook their sins and, transgressions by accepting them into the heavenly Jerusalem, the abode of the righteous.
Please contact the church office in advance, at 860-956-5647 to request hokehankist. Hokehankist is not done on major feast days.