JOHNSTOWN, PA (ACROD) - The Diocesan Chancery has announced that special memorial services will take place at Christ the Saviour Cathedral and St. John the Baptist Parish in Perth Amboy New Jersey to mark the one year anniversary of the repose of +His Eminence, Metropolitan Nicholas, who Fell-Asleep-In-The-Lord on March 13, 2011.
In 2002 Met. Nicholas assisted in the Consecration of Holy Chrism in Constantinople.
On March 13, 2012 a Parastas Service will take celebrated by Very Rev. Protopresbyter Frank P. Miloro, Diocesan Chancellor at 5:00 pm at Christ the Saviour Cathedral. A lenten meal will follow the service at 6 PM in the Pyramids Lounge near the Cathedral. Those who wish to attend the dinner are asked to contact Fr. Miloro at 814-539-8086 or email@example.com by March 7, 2012.
On Sunday March 18, 2012, His Eminence, Archbishop Demetrios of America, Locum Tenens, will celebrate the Parastas Service at 4:00 pm at St. John the Baptist Church in Perth Amboy, NJ, the home parish of +Metropolitan Nicholas. He will be joined by His Eminence, Archbishop Anthony of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the U.S.A, and assisted by Very Rev. Protopresbyter Michael Rosco, pastor of St. John's Church. A dinner hosted by the Smisko family will follow.
At the direction of His Eminence, Archbishop Demetrios, special prayers seeking the guidance of the Holy Spirit in discerning God's will for the successor to +Metropolitan Nicholas will be added to the Litany of Fervent Supplication during Divine Liturgy in all Diocesan parishes beginning on the Sunday of Orthodoxy. The Diocesan Consistory has been working closely with Archbishop Demetrios in discerning qualified episcopal candidates for the vacant office of Diocesan Bishop.
May Almighty God Rest the Soul of the Ever-Memorable +Metropolitan Nicholas in the Mansions of the Just, where there is neither sickness, sorrow or mourning but life-everlasting. May His Memory Be Eternal!