UKRAINIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH OF THE USA
OFFICE OF PUBLIC RELATIONS
Very Rev. Volodymyr Melnyk of Blessed Memory!
It is with a profound depth of sadness and prayer that the Consistory Office of Public Relations of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA prayerfully announces that the servant of God, Very Rev. Fr. Volodymyr Melnyk has reposed in Christ - born to eternal life - after a lengthy illness on May 8, 2009. May his memory be eternal!
Funeral services are scheduled as follows:
May 11 - 7PM - Priestly Funeral Service - Part I at Protection of the Mother of God Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral, Southfield, MI.
May 12 - 10AM - Divine Liturgy and Part II of the Priestly Funeral Service - at Protection of the Mother of God Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral, Southfield, MI.
May 14 - 11AM - Interment at St. Andrew Cemetery, South Bound Brook, NJ.
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 Volodymyr, 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 Volodymyr, 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!
His Eminence Archbishop Antony, President of the Consistory of our Holy Church has requested that we include Fr. Volodymyr in our prayers and liturgical commemorations and participate in the funeral services.