On Wednesday, April 5, after a protracted, serious illness, Archdeacon Eugene Burbelo (long-time cleric of the Synodal Cathedral of the Sign in New York City) reposed in the Lord. He was ordained by Metropolitan Anastassy (Gribanovsky) in 1955.
In 1961, Fr. Eugene graduated from Holy Trinity Seminary in Jordanville, NY. In 2004, he was a delegate of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia accompanying Metropolitan Laurus of blessed memory on his first official visit to the territory of the Russian Orthodox Church. In 2005, in accordance with a decision by the Synod of Bishops, Metropolitan Laurus awarded Fr. Eugene the rank of archdeacon. In 2006, Fr. Eugene was a delegate to the 4th All-Diaspora Church Council of ROCOR. In 2007, he participated in the celebration of the signing of the Act of Canonical Communion between the Russian Orthodox Church and the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia in Moscow. In 2009, he was a delegate accompanying the Kursk Root Icon of the Mother of God on its first trip to Russia since the revolution. He retired in 2011.
The body of the long-time clergyman of the Russian Church Abroad will be brought to the Synodal Cathedral by the beginning of Liturgy on Lazarus Saturday at 9:30 AM. Fr. Eugene’s funeral will be performed there on Great Monday after the Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts.
Memory eternal to the newly reposed Archdeacon Eugene!
Schedule of Services for the Departed:
Saturday, April 8: The Raising of Righteous Lazarus
The body of Archdeacon Eugene will be greeted with a Litiya at 8:45 AM.
Hierarchal Divine Liturgy at 9:30, followed by a Panihida.
All-Night Vigil with the Blessing of Breads at 6:00 PM.
Sunday, April 9: The Entry of the Lord into Jerusalem
Hierarchal Divine Liturgy at 9:30 AM, followed by a Panihida.
Bridegroom Matins at 6:00 PM.
Monday, April 10: Great & Holy Monday
Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts at 9:30 AM. ‒ Black vestments.
Funeral at 11:30 AM. ‒ Purple vestments.
The burial will take place at Novo-Diveevo Convent in Nanuet, NY.