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Funeral Services for Metropolitan Constantine

UKRAINIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH OF THE USA
CONSISTORY OFFICE OF PUBLIC RELATIONS
PRESS RELEASE

Metropolitan Constantine of Blessed Memory!

SCHEDULE OF FUNERAL SERVICES

We write once again to share with the dear clergy and faithful of our Holy Ukrainian Orthodox Church, all other Orthodox Christians, family and friends of our beloved Metropolitan Constantine of Blessed Memory the schedule for his funeral services.  His Beatitude fell asleep in our Lord on Monday morning, 21 May 2012, just two days after the celebration of the 40th anniversary of his episcopal consecration, which he refused to postpone because of a recent hospitalization, seemingly so that he could say good-bye to the hundreds of clergy and faithful who participated in the celebration.  During the two day celebration, the Metropolitan appeared to be strengthened by the love that poured out upon him from his flock and his friends from childhood.  May his soul rest in eternal happiness and may his memory be eternal in God’s Heavenly Kingdom.

FRIDAY – 25 MAY 2012:

St. Vladimir Parish
1810 Sidney Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15203

1:00 p.m. – The body of Metropolitan Constantine will arrive at the Church and be received by our hierarchs Archbishop Antony and Bishop Daniel.

1:30 p.m. – A Panakhyda/Memorial Service will be conducted by the hierarchs and clergy from the Western PA Deanery and others present.

2:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. – The Metropolitan will lie in state in the church.  Clergy and Seminarians will read the Gospel and the Psalms throughout this time.  Clergy and faithful are welcome to visit the church to honor the Metropolitan during this time.

7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. – The Priestly Funeral Service will be celebrated by our hierarchs and clergy along with any other Orthodox hierarchs and clergy.  We encourage the faithful of our Church to attend this prayer service!

SATURDAY – 26 MAY 2012:

St. Vladimir Parish
1810 Sidney Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15203

9:00 a.m. – Divine Liturgy followed by Panakhyda/Memorial Service

12:30 p.m. – A luncheon commemorating Metropolitan Constantine will be held at DoubleTree Hotel (101 DoubleTree Drive; Pittsburgh, PA 15205; Tel.: (412) 922-8400).

Interment services will be conducted at St. Vladimir Parish Cemetery following the luncheon by hierarchs and clergy.  Unfortunately, the cemetery and the roads surrounding it will not permit a large number of automobiles.  Hence, the service will be for family members and those close friends and relatives they invite to join them.  We are prayerful that others will understand this situation.  Our Metropolitan will be interred next to his parents Stanley and Catherine.

NOTE FOR CLERGY: The Vestment color for both prayer services on Friday night and Saturday morning is Bright White Color.

Hotel Accommodations: The Consistory Office of Public Relations was able to book a block of rooms at DoubleTree Hotel (101 DoubleTree Drive; Pittsburgh, PA 15205; Tel.: (412) 922-8400) at the rate of $89.00 (plus tax) per day for Single or Double Occupancy. When making reservations, please mention METROPOLITAN CONSTANTINE Room Block code.

In lieu of flowers, it is requested that contributions be made in memory of Metropolitan Constantine to the

Ukrainian Orthodox Church of USA
All Saints Camp Fund
P. O. Box 495
South Bound Brook, NJ  08880.

Online contributions may be made via the Donate button at the bottom of this page.

In our Lord’s All-encompassing Love,

+ Antony - Archbishop

+ Daniel - Bishop


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Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA
P.O. Box 495;
South Bound Brook, NJ 08880
732-356-0090 (Phone) / 732-356-5556 (Fax)

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Metropolia Center
135 Davidson Avenue; Somerset, NJ 08873

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