UKRAINIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH OF THE USA
CONSISTORY OFFICE OF PUBLIC RELATIONS
Bishop Daniel Participates in the Funerals Services for Metropolitan Christopher of Serbian Orthodox Church of North and South Americas!
Hundreds of faithful and clergy from across the United States gathered at Holy Resurrection Serbian Orthodox Cathedral in Chicago, IL on August 23-24, 2010 to bid farewell to His Eminence Metropolitan Christopher of blessed repose, who fell asleep in the Lord on August 18th.
The Funeral service was served by Metropolitan Jonah (OCA), His Grace Bishop Georgije of Canada, His Grace Bishop Longin of the New Gracanica – Midwest Diocese, His Grace Bishop Mitrophan of the Eastern Diocese, His Grace Bishop Maxim of the Western American Diocese, His Grace Bishop Irinej of Australia and New Zeland, His Eminence Archbishop Nathaniel of the Romanian Episcopate (OCA), His Grace Bishop Peter of Cleveland, Vicar of Midwest Diocese (ROCOR), His Grace Bishop Mark - Diocese of Toledo and Midwest (Antiochian Orthodox Church), His Grace Bishop Daniel of Western Eparchy (Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA), His Grace Bishop Demetrios of Mokissos (Greek Metropolitanate of Chicago).
The service was also attended by (representativess from other churches), as well as the Ambassador of Bosnia-Herzegovina His Excellency Mr. Mirko Kujundzic and Consul General of the Republic of Serbia Mr. Desko Nikitovic.
Eulogizing the late Metropolitan, His Grace Bishop Georgije of Canada praised His Eminence for his work and sacrifices for establishing the unity of the Serbian Orthodox Church in North America and for his dedication to safeguarding the St. Sava Seminary in Libertyville. Also, His Grace Bishop Mitrophan of Eastern America read a letter of condolence from His Holiness Patriarch Irinej and the Holy Synod of the Serbian Orthodox Church in Belgrade. Metropolitan Christopher was also eulogized by Metropolitan Jonah, His Grace Bishop Peter of the ROCOR, and Fr. Dr. John Behr, Dean of St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary, while letters of condolence were read by His Grace Bishop Demetrios of Mokissos on behalf of His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, and Bishop Daniel of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA.