CONSISTORY OFFICE OF PUBLIC RELATIONS
Twenty-Third Anniversary of Patriarch Mstyslav's Falling Asleep in the Lord
On 11 June, the 23rd anniversary of the repose of Primate of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA and Diaspora and first Patriarch of the Reborn Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Ukraine, Metropolitan/Patriarch Mstyslav, the Consistory staff and a few dozen faithful gathered in Holy Resurrection Mausoleum around the crypt where the Partriarch rests. Members of the Consistory, friends, clergy and faithful of our church gathered to recall the incredible leadership and contributions the Patriarch made in the life of our Church, especially with the establishment of St. Andrew Memorial Center and Church Headquarters located in South Bound Brook – Somerset, NJ.
With a blessing from His Eminence Metropolitan Antony, Rev. Vasyl Pasakas led the commemoration with the celebration of the Memorial Service at the Holy Resurrection Mausoleum in the crypt of St. Andrew Ukrainian Orthodox Memorial Church in South Bound Brook, NJ. Other clergy participating in the service were V. Rev. Ivan Lyszyk and Rev. Vasyl Shak. Dr. Michael Andrec, choir director at the Memorial Church directed the choir members and guests who were present in singing all responses during the Panakhyda.
Surround the crypt of Patriarch Mstyslav are four rooms, which contain exhibits of events in the life of the Patriarch, including one his sets of vestments and liturgical vessels along with publications published by the Church sometimes under the direct physical supervision of the Patriarch.
At the conclusion of the Panakhyda, on behalf of His Eminence Metropolitan Antony, Rev. Vasyl Pasakasin his remarks thanked everyone who came to honor memory of Metropolitan/Partiarch Mstyslav.
Memory Eternal - Вічная Пам'ять