The ever-memorable, Andrew, Metropolitan of Toronto
+ June 6, 2021
Dear and Faithful Orthodox Christians,
As we offer our humble prayers today for our ever-memorable Shepherd, Andrew, Metropolitan of Toronto on the second year anniversary of his repose, we ask Our Saviour to number him among the Just and give him rest in the bosom of Abraham!
Our beloved Andrew, Metropolitan of Toronto, served the Church for so many years , having become Orthodox as a young man at the age of 20, then studying at Holy Trinity Seminary in Jordanville, and becoming a monk at Holy Transfiguration Monastery at the age of 25, he was a man of Liturgy and a man of prayer. Serving as Archdeacon since 1988 and then as a Priest, he was consecrated Bishop in March 2013 and made his new home in Toronto serving at Saint Nicholas Orthodox Cathedral and the Parishes of the Metropolis of Toronto. In 2019 he was raised to lead the Diocese as the Metropolitan of Toronto. We can only marvel at his deep knowledge of the Scriptures, Orthodox Church history, the Canons, the Typikon, and his great love for the Saints of God. In matters of the Faith he was strict and insightful, in matters of the heart he was gentle and compassionate.
We miss you dear Vladyka Andrew!
Eternal be his memory!