Funeral of Metropolitan Nicholas: Thurs March 17, 2011
Today, various Orthodox Hierarchs paid their respects to Metropolitan Nicholas, offering prayers and words of condolence. The day ending with the celebration of the Parastas service in a packed Church, with the Plain Chant hymns of the church being sung with great fervor.
The Hierarchs of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA offered a Panachida for the repose of the soul of Metropolitan Nicholas Thursday afternoon.
With the Souls of the Righteous Departed.
"Blessed is our God, Always Now and Ever and Forever...."
Archbishop Anthony offered heartfelt condolences on behalf of the faithful of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA
Metropolitan Herman of the Orthodox Church in America paid his respects to Metropolitan Nicholas and offered a Panachida. The nuns of Holy Transfiguration Monastery sang the responses.
Bishop Daniel, Bishop Andrei and Archbishop Anthony of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church.
Bishop Melchezedec of the Diocese of Western PA, (OCA) with the Bishops of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA
St Mary's Antiochian Orthodox Church of Johnstown, PA rendered hymns in honor of Metropolitan Nicholas before the evening Parastas Service.
Cathedral Dean and Diocesan Chancellor Frank P. Miloro offered a moving eulogy.
On Saturday Afternoon a Presentation Was Given On The Recent Diocesan Pilgrimage to the Holy Land