March 23, 2011
Jackson, NJ: The 51st anniversary of the repose of Archbishop Vitaly
Monday evening, March 21, on the 51st anniversary of the repose of
the ever-memorable Archbishop Vitaly (Maximenko), a panihida was
Vladimir Memorial Church in Jackson, NJ, at the tomb of the
departed hierarch. Diocesan secretary Archpriest Serge Lukianov
served the panihida, co-served by the deputy rector of the memorial
church, Priest Serge Ledkovsky, Priest Jonah Campbell (cleric of St.
George’s Church in Howell, NJ), and parish Deacon Paul Drozdowski.
Archbishop Vitaly was one of the preeminent archpastors of our
diocese, and the founder of Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary in
Jordanville. Readers are welcome to acquaint themselves with the
life of Archbishop Vitaly as examined in a
biographical sketch by Deacon Andrei Psarev, dedicated to the 50th
anniversary of his repose.
May the Lord God grant rest to the bright soul of the ever-memorable
Vitaly, Archbishop of Eastern America and Jersey City.
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