Protodeacon Joseph Jarostchuk reposes in the Lord

On the morning of Thursday, April 11, 2024, after a lengthy illness, Protodeacon Joseph Jarostchuk (longtime cleric of St John of Kronstadt Memorial Church in Utica, NY; since 2021 – of Holy Epiphany Church in Roslindale near Boston, MA) reposed in the Lord. He was 81 years old.

Having graduated Holy Trinity Seminary in Jordanville, NY, Fr Joseph was ordained to the diaconate in June 1969 by Archbishop Averky (Taushev; +1976) of Syracuse and Holy Trinity. He was elevated to the rank of protodeacon by Bishop Laurus (Škurla; +2008) of Syracuse and Holy Trinity on September 16, 1976. On September 14, 1985, he was awarded the right to wear the kamilavka. He often accompanied the ever-memorable Metropolitan Laurus on his archpastoral and official visits. Throughout the years, he was given various awards by the Russian Orthodox Church and the Russian Church Abroad. On Sunday, February 14, 2021, he was awarded a gramota from the Synod of Bishops.

Despite recurring illnesses, Fr Joseph showed his dedication and love for the divine services, and served as often as he was able. He is survived by his Matushka Irina, their four children, including Protodeacon Alexander Jarostchuk, and many grandchildren.

Schedule of Services

Thursday, April 11
8:00 PM – Panihida at Holy Epiphany Church - 963 South Street, Roslindale, MA 02131.

Saturday, April 13
5:30 PM – Panihida, followed by All-Night Vigil at Holy Epiphany Church.

Sunday, April 14
After Divine Liturgy – Panihida at St. John of Kronstadt Memorial Church - 1009 Conkling Avenue, Utica, NY 13501.

Monday, April 15
12:00 PM – Memorial repast at Holy Trinity Monastery in Jordanville, NY, followed by funeral and burial.

Memory Eternal to the newly reposed Protodeacon Joseph!


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