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NEW YORK: April 5, 2017
Archdeacon Eugene Burbelo Passes Away

On Wednesday, April 5, 2017, after a protracted, serious illness, long-time cleric of the Synodal Cathedral of Our Lady “of the Sign” in New York, Archdeacon Eugene Burbelo, reposed in the Lord. He was ordained by Metropolitan Anastassy (Gribanovsky) in 1955.

In 1961, Fr Eugene graduated from Holy Trinity Seminary in Jordanville, NY. In 2004, he was a delegate of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia accompanying Metropolitan Laurus of blessed memory on his first official visit to the territory of the Russian Orthodox Church. In 2005, in accordance with a decision by the Synod of Bishops, Metropolitan Laurus awarded Fr Eugene the rank of archdeacon. In 2006, Fr Eugene was a delegate to the 4th All-Diaspora Church Council of ROCOR. In 2007, he participated in the celebration of the signing of the Act of Canonical Communion between the Russian Orthodox Church and the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia in Moscow. In 2009, he was a delegate accompanying the Kursk Root Icon of the Mother of God "of the Sign” on its first trip to Russia since the Revolution. He retired in 2011.

The body of the long-time clergyman of the Russian Church Abroad will be brought to the Synodal Cathedral by the beginning of Liturgy on Lazarus Saturday at 9:30 am. Fr Eugene's funeral will be performed there on Passion Monday after Liturgy of the Pre-Sanctified Gifts. 

May our dear Fr Eugene repose in the Kingdom of Heaven!

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