Archbishop Job of Chicago Reposes in The Lord

JOHNSTOWN, PA -  The Chancery was saddened to learn that His Eminence Archbishop Job (Osacky) of the Midwest Diocese of the Orthodox Church in America, died unexpectedly yesterday,  Dec 18, 2009.   In addition to his service in the Church in the capacity of Bishop for the past twenty six years,  His Eminence was an accomplished iconographer and musicologist.   Being of Carpatho-Rusyn descent, His Eminence had a great love for the Carpatho-Rusyn Prostopinje (Plain Chant) transposing many hymns into choral arrangements.  

Funeral services will take place beginning Monday Dec 21st  throughout the Midwest Diocese of the OCA,  with the final Funeral Liturgy and burial to take place on Sat Dec 26, 2009  at  St. John the Baptist Church in Black Lick, PA.

For more details regarding the funeral arrangements of Archbishop Job, please consult the Diocese of the Midwest Website 

May Almighty God Rest the Soul of His Newly Departed Servant, Archbishop Job with the Just, where there is neither sickness, sorrow or lamentation but life everlasting.  May His Memory Be Eternal!

 


Epistle Reading: Acts of the Apostles 2:14-21

Gospel Reading: Luke 24:12-35

Renewal Tuesday: The Commemoration of Saints Raphael, Nicholas, Irene, and the Other Newly-revealed Martyrs of Lesbos; Removal of the Relics of St. Athanasius the Great; Commemoration of the Precious Cross that appeared in the sky over Jerusalem in 351 A.D.; St. Cyril, Archbishop of Jerusalem; Akakios the Centurion of Byzantium; Pachomios the New Martyr of Patmos; Repose of St. Nilus, abbot of Sora; Alexis Toth Confessor and Defender of Orthodoxy in America

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