Bishop Peter concelebrated at the funeral of Archimandrite Joasaph
On Monday, 3/21 December, 2009 His Grace Bishop Peter of Cleveland, Administrator of the Diocese of Chicago & Mid-America concelebrated at the funeral of Archimandrite Iosaph, the Head of the Russian Ecclesiastical Mission in Jerusalem of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad. Please recall that Bishop Peter was, before becoming the Bishop of Cleveland, the Head of the Russian Ecclesiastical Mission in Jerusalem of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad.
His Eminence Bishop Gabriel of Montreal presided at the funeral of Fr. Iosaph, and in addition His Grace Bishop George of Mayfield concelebrated with Bishops Gabriel and Peter. Archpriest Andre Papkov, Dean of the Diocesan Cathedral of the Protection of the Mother of God, as well as Archpriest Martin Swanson, Dean of the Southern Deanery of the Diocese of Chicago & Mi-America and Dean of the Diocesan Pastoral School took part in the service with clergy from the monastic brotherhood of St. Job of Pochaev and clergy from the Eastern American Diocese. Fr. Andre delivered the funeral eulogy.
Please find an edifying synopsis of the funeral, as well as pictures of the proceedings at this link: