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Harrisonburg, VA: Archpriest John Moses reposed in the Lord

On Thursday, July 25, following a long and serious illness, Archpriest John Moses, cleric of Holy Myrrhbearers Church in Harrisonburg, VA, reposed in the Lord.

Services for the newly-reposed Archpriest John will be posted as they are received.

Fr. John and his wife, Alexandra, were born and raised in Virginia’s beautiful Shenandoah Valley, which is surrounded by the Blue Ridge and Allegheny Mountains. They have two children, Elizabeth and John, a son-in-law, Deacon Thomas Opyoke, and a granddaughter, Abigail. Fr. John was raised as a United Methodist, and his wife was raised in the Baptist Church. He received his Master of Divinity degree from Duke University and served as a Methodist minister for 20 years. The family first encountered the Orthodox Faith while he was on a leave of absence to do graduate study at the University of Durham, England. By the grace of God and owing to the warm and sacrificial support from Orthodox clergy he met in the years after his return to the U.S., he and his family converted to the Orthodox Faith.

Fr. John was ordained to the diaconate and priesthood in September 1996 by Bishop Hilarion of Manhattan (later Metropolitan of Eastern America & New York). From 2009 to 2012, he served as a member of the Eastern American Diocesan Council, and during Great Lent 2010 was elevated to the rank of archpriest.

They returned to the land of their birth and established All Saints of North America Church in Middlebrook, a small rural village located in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, where they served the congregation there for 18 years. Then, with the blessing of His Eminence, Metropolitan Hilarion, the congregation moved to Harrisonburg, and formed under a new name, Holy Myrrhbearers.

Schedule of Services for the Departed

Fr. John’s body will remain in Holy Myrrhbearers Church at:

2870 S Main Street, Ste. D (around back)
Harrisonburg, VA 22801
Parking is available next door to the church on the vacant lot.

Saturday, July 27

5:00-5:30 PM – Visitation
5:30-6:20 PM – Great Vespers
Panikhida to follow.

Sunday, July 28

9:45 AM – Hours
10:15 AM – Divine Liturgy
Panikhida to follow.

Monday, July 29

5:00-6:00 PM – Visitation
6:00-6:45 PM – Great Vespers
Panikhida to follow.

Tuesday, July 30

8:10 AM – Hours
8:30 AM – Divine Liturgy
10:00 AM – Funeral for a Priest

Serving clergy are asked to bring WHITE vestments. 

Burial to follow at:

Thornrose Cemetery
104 W Beverly Street
Staunton, VA 24401

Memorial repast to follow.

Memory Eternal to the newly reposed Archpriest John!

Harrisonburg, VA: Archpriest John Moses reposed in the Lord - 07/25/19

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