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Funeral of Metropolitan Nicholas: Monday March 21, 2011

Today, His Eminence, Archbishop Demetrios of America presided over the final Panachida and Committal Services for Metropolitan Nicholas. Following the Committal Service at St. John the Baptist Parish Cemetery, a funeral luncheon took place at the Forge Restaurant .
"Blessed is our God... " the final Panachida for +Metropolitan Nicholas begins.
The Church was filled to capacity. Photos Courtesy of the Eastern American Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia
"O God of Spirits and of all Flesh...." Archbishop Demetrios offers the concluding prayer of the Panachida Service.
His Grace, Bishop Philotheos
of Meloa the last surviving consecrating Bishop of Metropolitan Nicholas was in attendance and co-celebrated.
Archbishop Demetrios places the Aer over the face of His Eminence, Metropolitan Nicholas. Photo Courtesy of Subdeacon Vasyl Pasakas
"Alleluia..." Archbishop Demetrios reads the prayer of annointing. Photo Courtesy of Subdeacon Vasyl Pasakas
"Alleluia....." Archbishop Demetrios anoints the face of Metropolitan Nicholas with oil. Photos Courtesy of the Eastern American Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia
Placing of the Burial Shroud. Photos Courtesy of the Eastern American Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia
"Grant Rest Eternal and Blessed Repose to Your Newly Departed Servant, Our Brother and Concelebrant +Nicholas.." Photo Courtesy of Subdeacon Vasyl Pasakas
Priests offer their final farewell to Metropolitan Nicholas. Photo Courtesy of Subdeacon Vasyl Pasakas
Archbishop Demetrios leads the funeral procession out of St. John's Church. Photo Courtesy of Subdeacon Vasyl Pasakas
The procession leaves the Church. Photos Courtesy of the Eastern American Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia
"Holy God, Holy Mighty One...." Photo Courtesy of Subdeacon Vasyl Pasakas
Archbishop Demetrios begins the prayers of interment . Photos Courtesy of the Eastern American Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia
"Holy God, Holy Mighty, Holy Immortal One..." Photos Courtesy of the Eastern American Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia
Fr. Ronald Hazuda and Archpriest Serge Lukianov. Photos Courtesy of the Eastern American Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia
His Eminence, Archbishop Demetrios engages in conversation with his brother bishops and guests.
The Smisko family breaks bread at the funeral luncheon.