REPOSE OF SERBIAN PATRIARCH PAVLE - NOVEMBER 2009
On Thursday, November 19, the day of the Funeral service of the Newly-reposed Serbian Patriarch Pavle, the clergy of St. Sergius Cathedral visited the neighboring St. Sava Cathedral to participate in a Parastas (Memorial service). Following the service, the Dean of St. Sava Cathedral, Fr. Zivojin Jakovljevic, spoke about the life of Patriarch Pavle, remarking on his saintly life here on earth. Fr. Ilia Marzev, Dean of St. Sergius Cathdral, then expressed his sympathies on behalf of the Russian community and read the letter of condolences from Metropolitan Hilarion to the Synod of Bishops of the Serbian Church. Also serving was Fr. Peter Burlakov, senior clergyman of St. Sergius Cathedral. Fr. Peter, a Russian born in Serbia when his family fled communist Russia, served with Patriarch Pavle when he visited the United States in the early 1990's.