BALTIMORE, MD [DOM] – Wednesday, July 20, 2022, the delegates of the 20th All American Council gathered around their Primate, His Beatitude Metropolitan Tikhon to remember the beloved hierarchs, clergy, monastics, and faithful who have reposed in the Lord since the last council four years ago.
His Beatitude was joined by the Chancellor of the Orthodox Church in America, Archpriest Alexander Rentel, and the priests of the Metropolitan Council. The Diocese of the Midwest was represented by Archpriest John Baker, Rector of St. Mark Orthodox Church, Rochester, MI. The choir was directed by Reader Philip Sokolov, Diocesan Choir Director.
His Grace Bishop Daniel of Chicago and the Midwest prayed along with the Holy Synod for the beloved reposed of the Church.
At the conclusion of the memorial service, Metropolitan Tikhon offered a reflection on the importance and value of life. His Beatitude shared the difficulty that an Orthodox Christian is faced with when losing a loved one and emphasized the unity that one must have with Christ and His resurrection, not only in the world to come, but at this very moment.
The evening ended with a memorial video that honored Metropolitan Theodosius, Archbishop David, and Archbishop Paul of blessed memory. The video was produced by the Communications Office of the Diocese of the Midwest.