MLNOV, UKRAINE [OCA] – Archimandrite Alexander (Cutler), former Abbot of the Saint John the Theologian Monastery in Hiram, OH (now ROCOR), fell asleep in the Lord on January 26, 2021 in Mlinov, Ukraine, at the age of 78. A long-time priest of the Orthodox Church in America, after his retirement he transferred to the jurisdiction of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (MP) at the end of 2014. He served at the Holy Ascension Metochion of the Saint Nicholas Convent of the urban village Mlinov, in the region of Rovno.
Born Richard Paul Cutler in Framingham, MA in 1942, he was ordained to the Holy Diaconate in 1970 and to the Holy Priesthood in 1973 at Holy Trinity Cathedral in Chicago, IL by Archbishop John (Garklavs) of Chicago. He served at Holy Trinity for 10 years until briefly assigned to Saint Mary Cathedral in 1980. He was then assigned to the Saint John the Theologian Skete in 1981. During that time he also served as the confessor to the nuns at Orthodox Monastery of the Transfiguration in Ellwood City, PA. He was raised to the rank of Archimandrite in 1997.
His burial will take place in Ukraine.
May Father Alexander’s memory be eternal!