Archbishop Alypy retirement celebration
On Tuesday, August 17/30, 2016, on the day of the heavenly protector of Archbishop Alypy, Venerable Alypy the Iconographer of the Kiev Caves, a special celebration will be held at the Cathedral honoring Archbishop Alypy, his many years of service as a ruling bishop, his academic accomplishments as a professor of Church Slavonic during his years as a Hieromonk at Holy Trinity Monastery in Jordanville, NY, and his many achievements as an iconographer. . The liturgical celebration on August 30, starting at 9 AM, will be headed by His Eminence, Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America & New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia. It is expected that His Eminence will be joined by a multitude of Hierarchs and priests, including Archbishop Peter of Chicago & Mid-America.
We ask the prayers of all for Archbishop Alypy as His Eminence enters his retirement years and is able to focus more intently on his preparation for the next life.