Christ is Risen! Truly He is Risen!
To all faithful and Orthodox Christians,
Earlier this evening, our beloved Metropolitan Andrew reposed in the Lord.
By the mercy of God, he served the Divine Liturgy at Holy Nativity Convent in Boston on Saturday morning. Later that day, he suffered a heart attack and received immediate care at the hospital. He was monitored throughout the day. Then earlier this evening, Metropolitan Gregory was able to read the “Prayers of the Departure of the Soul” and be by his side in his final moments.
In July of 1968, he entered Holy Transfiguration Monastery and was ordained deacon in November of 1972; he was raised to the episcopy in March of 2013. Having served Christ’s Holy Church for over 50 years, may our Saviour grant him rest among the just.
God grant unto our father and chief-shepherd, Andrew, Metropolitan of Toronto, eternal memory!
Fr. Protodeacon George