UKRAINIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH OF THE USA
OFFICE OF PUBLIC RELATIONS
Mitred Protopriest John Mironko of Blessed Memory!
It is with a profound depth of sadness and prayer we inform the clergy and the faithful of our Church about the falling asleep of Mitred Protopriest Ivan Mironko of blessed memory.
Fr. John was born and raised in Poland, where he received his theological training and was ordained into Holy Priesthood. In early 1990s, he came to the US and was received into the ranks of the clergy of our Holy Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA. He served St. Mary's Ukrainian Orthodox Church, Philadelphia, PA, St. Mary Protectress Ukrainian Orthodox Church, Bridgeport, CT as well as many other parishes of our Church serving as a substitute priest. In most recent years he served St. Volodymyr Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral in Parma, OH as an assistant pastor.
Fr. John is survived by his wife Maria and their two children: Fr. Arkadij with his wife Nelia, and Joanna Mironko.
The Funeral services are scheduled for Friday, March 14, 2008 at St. Volodymyr Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral in Parma, OH at 7:00PM (visiting hours from 5:00PM-7:00PM) and Saturday, March 15, 2008 at 9:00AM at St. Volodymyr Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral in Parma, OH. The conclusion of the Priestly Funeral Rite and interment will take place at St. Andrew Memorial Church and Cemetery in South Bound Brook, NJ on Sunday, March 16, 2008 at 7:00PM and Monday, March 17, 2008 at 10:00AM.
O God of spirits and of all flesh, Who has trampled down death; You have overthrown the devil and have given Life to Your world: now give rest, Lord, to the soul of Your departed servant priest John, in a place of light, a place of refreshment and a place of repose, where there is no sickness, sighing nor sorrow. As You are a Good God, Who loves mankind, pardon every sin, which he has committed, whether by word or by deed or by thought, for there is no man who lives and has not sinned. You alone are sinless, Your Righteousness is Eternal and Your Word is Truth. For You are the Resurrection, the Life and the Repose of your newly presented servant, priest John, Christ our God and we give glory, together with Your Father, Who is Eternal and Your All-Holy, Good and Life-Creating Spirit, now and ever and unto the ages of ages. Amen!