Western American Diocese
Western American Diocese
Panykhida in Memory of Archbishop Anthony (Medvedev)

On Friday the 23 of September, 2016, a panykhida will be performed in memory of Archbishop Anthony (Medvedev) at 4:30 pm at the holy monastery of Saint Silouan the Athonite in Sonora, CA.

His Eminence KYRILL Archbishop of San Francisco and Western America will be presiding.

This year marks the 16th Anniversary since the repose of Archbishop Anthony who was the Ruling Bishop of the Western American Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia for over 30 years arriving in San Francisco from Melbourne, Australia, in the late 1960s, and inheriting the diocese after the repose of Holy Hierarch John the Wonderworker. Archbishop Anthony was instrumental in the Synodal Resolution to canonize St. John. Under his direction St. John's honorable, incorrupt relics were revealed. And, Archbishop Anthony is the author of much of the Divine Service to Saint John. Memory Eternal to ever-memorable Archbishop Anthony for these deeds and for many more great works he performed for our Western American Diocese!

After the panykhida, His Eminence Archbishop Kyrill will commence the vigil service for the monastery's Feast Day of St. Silouan the Athonite at 5:00 pm.

The monastery's address: 21285 Old Sonora Columbia Road, Sonora, CA 95370-8807.

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