With the blessing of His Beatitude Metropolitan Tikhon, Archpriest Alexander Rentel, Chancellor of the Orthodox Church in America, made the following statement:
This morning, Monday, October 19, His Beatitude Metropolitan Theodosius, former Archbishop of Washington and Metropolitan of All America and Canada, fell asleep in the Lord. The Holy Synod of Bishops directs that a panikhida be served for him as soon as possible in all Churches and Chapels of the Orthodox Church in America, and on the fortieth day of his repose, November 27.
The schedule of services for his funeral is as follows:
Thursday, October 22, 2020
St. John the Baptist Church, Canonsburg, PA
1:00-5:45 pm: Visitation
6:00 pm: Office of the Burial for a Hierarch (Sign-Up Here)
Please note that due to COVID restrictions, only invited clergy may serve at the services. For all of these services, clergy and faithful should also be sure to maintain all safety protocols and precautionary measures.
Other than serving clergy and singers, all in attendance must wear a mask. Additionally, due to social distancing requirements, the number of faithful in attendance is limited. Please register for services using the links above. Please consider attending either one or the other of the services, to allow others to attend.
Friday, October 23, 2020
Monastery of the Holy Transfiguration, Ellwood City, PA
9:30-10:00 am: Visitation
10:00 am: Outdoor Hierarchical Divine Liturgy followed immediately by Interment
Attendees will be asked to sign in, wear masks and socially distance. A mercy meal served in the outdoor gazebo will follow the committal service, with hierarchs and clergy dining in the monastery refectory. Reservations are not required but would be helpful for planning purposes.