Archimandrite Athanasy fell asleep in the Lord on Friday, February 5th. He was a much loved member of the St. Tikhon's community. Please click here to see a brief write-up on our OCA website, or here to see the same plus service schedule from St. Tikhon's Monastery.
Upon arriving at St. Tikhon's in 2012, and continuing as guardian of the Miraculous Icon of the Righteous Anna, Archimandrite Athanasy began investing his life and years of ministry service in the lives of the seminarians. Archimandrite Sergius, Monastery Igumen, appointed him as Seminarian Chaplain in the summer of 2013 while serving as Interim Dean. Fr. Athanasy also taught liturgical practicum courses for as long as his health allowed. Many seminarians also saw him as their confessor. He delighted in having informal time with seminarians, sharing a meal for example.
Before becoming too ill to regularly serve at the monastery church, Fr. Athanasy marked 50 years of ordained ministry. May Archimandrite Athanasy's memory be eternal.
Archpriest Steven Voytovich,
178 St. Tikhon's Road
Waymart, PA 18472
Post Office Box 130
South Canaan, PA 18459