Archpriest John Nehrebecki (STOTS 1950), reposed in the Lord on Holy Saturday. He was known to especially anticipate the Divine Liturgy celebrated on this day. Please see the full obituary for Fr. John on the OCA website here. Fr. John was father-in-law to the ever-memorable Archpriest Alexander Atty who served at St. Tikhon’s as Dean from 2010-2013, and grandfather to Archpriest Stephen Vernak (STOTS 2007) among their children and grandchildren.
Fr. John was a participant in the Metropolitan Leonty Symposium held at St. Tikhon’s Seminary in May of 2015, as one of three members of the delegation receiving the OCA’s Tomos of Autocephaly. Their collective recollections helped to bring this formative time for our OCA alive for yet another generation!
2017 was a year including many celebrations for the Nehrebecki family! On May 21st, Fr. John was granted the dignity of wearing the Miter by His Eminence, Archbishop Michael, Bishop of the Diocese of New York and New Jersey. He and Mat. Eugenia celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary on May 22nd, 2017. Earlier that spring, the Mission Choir visited Christ the Savior Church in Paramus (photo for this story), celebrating the ministry of Fr. Leonid Schmidt (STOTS, 2010) as current pastor, and Fr. John’s legacy in having served the OCA with distinction in faith and in love.
On Tuesday, April 10, 2018, visitation will be from 12:00 to 7:00 p.m. with a Paschal Funeral service beginning at 7:00 p.m. On Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. Divine Liturgy will be celebrated. The interment will follow at 4:00 p.m. at St. Tikhon’s Monastery and Cemetery in South Canaan, Pennsylvania. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Father John’s memory to Christ the Saviour Orthodox Church, 365 Paramus Road, Paramus, New Jersey 07652
Memory Eternal to the newly reposed Mitred Archpriest John.