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Metropolitan Constantine, 76

 

Pittsburgh, Pa. -- Beatitude Metropolitan Constantine, the Ruling Hierarch of the Central Eparchy and the Primate of our Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA, died today at the age of 76.

 

The Metropolitan was stricken with a serious illness a few weeks ago and was released three days ago from a local Pittsburgh hospital to to celebrate his 40th anniversary of Archpastoral ministry in the Holy Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA.

 

This celebration took place at the Dormition of the Mother of God Ukrainian Orthodox Church in McKees Rocks, Pa., with the presence of his brother Ukrainian Orthodox hierarchs and visiting bishops of other Orthodox jurisdictions, his family from the United States and his beloved spiritual children, the clergy and faithful of the UOC of the USA, South America and Europe.


News of the Metropolitan's passing was received with sadness today by the Governing Board of the National Council of Churches meeting in Chicago May 21 and 22.

 

CONDOLENCES MAY BE SENT TO:

Regular Mail: Consistory Administrative Offices
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA
P. O. Box 495
South Bound Brook, NJ 08880

E-mail:
ConsistoryOPR@aol.com

Fax:
732-356-9437

Currier Delivery:
Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA
135 Davidson Avenue
Somerset, NJ 08873




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