Services on June 24 will include a 40th Day Litiya for Father Bazyl. Metropolitan Antony will be joining us for Liturgy which will begin at 9:30 AM. There will be an "expanded" coffee hour following Liturgy.
UKRAINIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH OF THE USA CONSISTORY OFFICE OF PUBLIC RELATIONS PRESS RELEASE
It is with a profound depth of sadness and prayer that we inform the clergy and the faithful of our Holy Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA about the falling asleep of a servant of God Very Rev. Fr. Bazyl Zawierucha, pastor of Assumption of the Virgin Mary Parish, Northampton, PA
The Rite of Orthodox Christian Burial of a Priest was served on Thursday, May 17, 2018 at 7PM at Assumption of the Virgin Mary Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Northampton, PA with His Eminence Metropolitan Antony and His Eminence Archbishop Daniel presiding.
On Friday morning (May 18, 2018), the physical remains of Fr. Bazyl was brought into St. Andrew Ukrainian Orthodox Memorial Church (South Bound Brook, NJ) at 9AM and the Divine Liturgy as well as the continuation of Priest's Funeral Service was at 11AM. The internment followed at St. Andrew Cemetery.
You may wish to send your notes of prayerful condolence to Panimatka Anna and Fr. Bazyl's children Oliver and his family, Anastasia and Sebastian. Panimatka Anna Zawierucha 341B Spring St. , Bethlehem, PA 18018
ALL MEMORIAL DONATIONS for Father Bazyl are requested in support of the Orphanages in Ukraine. Donations will be collected by the parish and mailed to the consistory. Pani Anna will receive a list of all donors.
O God of spirits and of all flesh, Who has trampled down death; You have overthrown the devil and have given Life to Your world: now give rest, Lord, to the soul of Your departed servant priest Bazyl, in a place of light, a place of refreshment and a place of repose, where there is no sickness, sighing nor sorrow. As You are a Good God, Who loves mankind, pardon every sin, which he has committed, whether by word or by deed or by thought, for there is no man who lives and has not sinned. You alone are sinless, Your Righteousness is Eternal and Your Word is Truth. For You are the Resurrection, the Life and the Repose of your newly presented servant priest Bazyl, Christ our God and we give glory, together with Your Father, Who is Eternal and Your All-Holy, Good and Life-Creating Spirit, now and ever and unto the ages of ages. Amen!