On Wednesday March 16, 2011, The body of His Eminence, Metropolitan Nicholas was received at Christ the Saviour Cathedral at 1:00 pm. A Panachida Service was immediately served and a public viewing took place until 7:00 pm when another Panachida was served.
The posted photos, courtesy of Nicholas Boucher, show scenes from the first day of the Funeral Services for +Metropolitan Nicholas
Priests and seminarians carry the body of + Metropolitan Nicholas into Christ The Saviour Cathedral.
His Eminence enters the Church
Protopresbyter Frank Miloro, Dean of Christ the Saviour Cathedral receives the body of His Eminence.
The Miter is placed on His Eminence.
The first Panachida (memorial service) is sung.
"O God of Spirits and of all dlesh, who has trampled down death and destroyed Satan..."
The clergy gather around their departed Bishop.
His Grace, Bishop Thomas of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese pay his respects.
Later in the afternoon, His Eminence, Metropolitan Constantine of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA, along with his diocesan clergy celebrated the Panachida Service.
Metropolitan Constantine pays his respects to His Eminence.
Michael Smisko, the brother of His Eminence, pays his respects.
The faithful come forward to pay their respects.
Pani Constance Miloro expresses her love to His Eminence, by offering a heartfelt prayer.
Fr. Frank Miloro announces the commencement of the evening Panachida service.
Protopresbyter Michael Rosco, Archimandrite Athanasius Emmert and Protopresbyter Frank Miloro, along with the members of the Diocesan Consistory, celebrated the Panachida Service.