On Monday afternoon, November 8, clergy and faithful from across the Diocese arrived in Holy Trinity Monastery in Jordanville, NY to bid farewell to eldest inhabitant of the "diasporan lavra" – Archimandrite Job (Kotenko), who reposed in the Lord on Saturday, November 6.
Officiating the funeral was His Eminence Hilarion, Metropolitan of Eastern America & New York, co-served by Bishop Nicholas of Manhattan and monastery abbot Bishop Luke of Syracuse, joined by a multitude of diocesan and monastery clergy.
The cathedral was filled with worshippers and, as reported by the monastery website, "A remarkable calm and tranquility were felt by everyone, the same characteristics of our venerable Fr. Job. While everyone felt sadness at the departure of such a monk, generally loved by everyone, there was the perception that now we have gained another Heavenly intercessor for the monastery to which Fr. Job was so dedicated and indeed, for all the faithful."
Upon conclusion of the funeral, a procession was held around Holy Trinity Cathedral, after which Fr. Job was interred in the old brotherhood cemetery, next to his co-laborer Archimandrite Flor (Vanko).
A memorial repast was then held for all those in attendance by relatives of the newly reposed, Archpriest Gregory Naumenko and Matushka Elena Perekrestov.