Funeral services for the Very Rev. Peter Krochta were held at Saint Nicholas Russian Orthodox Cathedral, 14 East 97th St., New York, NY on Monday, December 5, 2005 at 9:00 a.m.
Father Peter fell asleep in the Lord in Massachusetts after a lengthy illness.
Father Peter had served as dean of the New York cathedral from 1959-1962.
He also served as pastor of Saint Mary’s Assumption Church, Worcester, MA, in the 1970s. In the 1980s, he served as dean of Holy Trinity Cathedral, Boston, MA, prior to his retirement.
Father Peter was widely known for his consummate knowledge of liturgics. He also was responsible for translating many of the late Patriarch Sergius’ sermons. In 2004, he was awarded a citation by the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Orthodox Church in America in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood.
He is survived by his wife, Ilaria, and several children and grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Michael J. Fox Parkinson’s Foundation [http://michaeljfox.com/].
Further information will be posted as it becomes available.
May Father Peter’s memory be eternal.