Memory Eternal: Very Rev. Protopresbyter Michael Sopoliga

January 23, 2009

NESQUEHONING, PA - The Very Rev. Protopresbyter Michael Sopoliga fell Asleep in the Lord on Friday January 23, 2009. Father Michael was the pastor Emeritus of St. John The Baptist Orthodox Church, Nesquehoning, PA.

Father Michael will lie-in-state in St. John's Church in Nesquehoning, PA on Thursday January 29, 2009. Calling hours will be from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm., with the Priest's Burial Service taking place at 7:00 pm. The Funeral Divine Liturgy will be served at St. John's Church on Friday January 30, 2009 at 10:00 am.

Clergy are to wear white vestments. Clergy to be fully vested at the Liturgy will be Protopresbyter Stephen Dutko, Consistory priests and priests of the Pocono Deanery.

May Almighty God Rest the Soul of His Newly Departed Servant, The Ever-memorable Protopresbyter Michael in the Mansions of  the Just, Where There is no Pain, Sorrow or Mourning, But Life Everlasting. May His Memory be Eternal, Vichnaja Jemu Pamjat!

Epistle Reading: Ephesians 6:10-17

Gospel Reading: Matthew 4:1-11

The Holy Martyrs Hermylus and Stratonicus; Maximos the Righteous of Kapsokalyvia, Mount Athos; Afterfeast of the Theophany of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ; Hilary of Poitiers; Nina of Georgia

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