Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Bishop Alexander (Mileant) has Reposed

The Lord bless you.

It is with deep and profound sadness that the following information is

Vladika Alexander (Mileant), Bishop of Buenos Aires and South America,
and founder of the Holy Trinity Orthodox Mission, reposed peacefully
at 11:36 p.m. on 30 August/12 September 2005, after his heroic battle
against cancer. It is worth noting that this is also the day on which
the Church celebrates the translation of the relics of St. Alexander
Nevsky, the patron of Bp. Alexander.

A pannikhida for Bp. Alexander will be served at Holy Trinity CHurch
in Oxnard (which was his "home" church while he continued his secular
empolyment at JPL)at 7 pm; and his body will be brought to that church
on Thursday. Abp. Kyrill will preside at the Divine Liturgy and
funeral service in Oxnard on Friday. Bp. Alexander will be buried at
Holy Trinity Monastery in Jordanville.

A pannikhida for Bp. Alexander will be served at our parish tomorrow
(Wednesday) following the molieben at 6 pm.

Please pray for the soul of this departed servant of God.

"In a blessed falling asleep, grant, O Lord, eternal rest unto Thy departed servant, Bishop Alexander, and make his memory to be eternal."