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Friday, 28 March 2014

28 March 2014. Funeral Service for Metropolitan Philip Saliba to be Livestreamed Saturday 29 March

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You can watch a livestreamed online broadcast of the funeral service for Metropolitan Philip Saliba on Saturday 29 March at 09.00 EDT (06.00 PDT. 13.00 UTC. 17.00 MSK. 00.00 Sunday 30 March AEDT). Click here for a page with a link to the stream. This stream isn’t compatible with iOS devices; Noursat does provide an iOS app via their website.


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Thursday, 27 March 2014

27 March 2014. Visitation at Brooklyn Cathedral for Metropolitan Philip Saliba Began Today

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One of the Cabinet was at the opening of the visitation for Metropolitan Philip Saliba’s body in Brooklyn. They took the above pics. The second is a wreath from President Bashar al-Assad of Syria (“Peace be upon his soul”).


Sunday, 23 March 2014

Schedule of Services for Fr Alexander Atty… Вечная ему память

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Do remember to pray for the repose of the soul of the newly departed Servant of God, Archpriest Alexander Atty. Fr Alexander, former Dean of St Tikhon Seminary in South Canaan PA, and before that, priest at St Michael Antiochian Orthodox Church in Louisville KY, died early Sunday morning, 23 March.

Вечная ему память!

Services for Fr Alexander

(all times are EDT)

Tuesday 25 March
10.30-19.00: Visitation, at St Michael Antiochian Orthodox Church, 3701 St Michael Church Drive, Louisville KY
19.00: Funeral of a priest

Wednesday 26 March  
11.00: Funeral Service for Fr Alexander (following the 09.00 Presanctified Liturgy)

Friday 28 March
Time TBD: Prayers/service at St John the Baptist Russian Orthodox Cathedral (ROCOR), 706 Hill Street, Mayfield PA, and burial at St Tikhon Orthodox Cemetery, South Canaan PA

That’s all that there is now. If you need info for the services in Louisville KY, click here for Fr Alexis Kouri, the local pastor. If you need info for the services in Mayfield PA, click here for Fr John Sorochka, the local dean. Any future adjustments and announcements will be here.



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Thursday, 20 March 2014

A ROCOR View of Philip Saliba

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North American Russian Orthodox… especially, the ROCOR… should never forget that Metropolitan Phillip Saliba was always our friend. In the darkest days of our separation, he endured many swipes from the more fevered parties within the division and always responded with love, grace, and Christian forbearance. When the ROCOR glorified St John of Kronshdadt, St Xenia of Petersburg, and, then, the Russian New-Martyrs, Vladyki Philip congratulated ROCOR, canonically announced the fact to Antiochian belivers, and he added them to their Church’s local calendar of saints. For this sane and proper response the MP castigated him (“There are no martyrs!”). The OCA criticised him even more for this, for they couldn’t abide the fact that he considered the ROCOR a canonical body. He received great criticism for ruling his archdiocese like a king. However, look at how low some more “democratic” jurisdictions have sunk. He saved the AOCANA from that. They owe him! He did wrong. Who hasn’t? God forgive him, give rest to his soul, and grant him the Heavenly Kingdom.

“Well done thou good and faithful servant. Enter thou into the joy of thy Lord”.


20 March 2014

An anonymous ROCOR believer

(no URL, personal correspondence)


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