June 13, 2016
Stratford, CT: Archpriest Theodore Shevzov reposed in the Lord
Monday, June 13, Archpriest Theodore Shevzov (cleric of St. Nicholas
Church in Stratford, CT) reposed in the Lord after several years of
failing health. He turned 87 years old on June 8.
Born in Yugoslavia in 1929, Fr. Theodore was the son of Ivan I.
Shevzov and Vera M. Pavlovskaya. After immigrating to America, the
future Fr. Theodore received his education in polymer chemistry. He
graduated from the University of North Carolina in 1953, and in the
same year married Nina E. Dikovskaya. Theodore was a parishioner of
the New Kursk Root Hermitage in Mahopac, NY; in 1971, he was
tonsured a reader by Metropolitan Philaret (Voznesensky), and in
1972 was ordained a subdeacon. In 1974, Metropolitan Philaret
ordained Fr. Theodore to the diaconate, while in 1985, Bishop
Gregory (Grabbe) performed his priestly ordination, and Fr. Theodore
was assigned as a cleric of St. John the Baptist Cathedral in
In 1981, Fr. Theodore buried his son, Vasily. He is survived by his
Matushka Nina and daughter Vera.
The editors of the diocesan website express their sincere
condolences to Matushka Nina and the entire family. Memory eternal
to the newly reposed Archpriest Theodore!
The funeral service schedule is as follows:
Tuesday, June 14 – Panihida at 7:00 PM
Wednesday, June 15 – Liturgy at 8:00 AM, followed by funeral at
All services will be held at
Holy Presentation Church in Stratford, CT. The burial will be
held at Riverside Cemetery in Shelton, CT.
Media Office of the Eastern American Diocese