DEEPEST SYMPATHY is expressed to Archpriest John Bohush, his sons Reader Matthew and Deacon Mark, and all their family, on the falling asleep in the Lord of his beloved sister and their aunt, Matushka Nina Stroyen.
Matushka Nina was the wife of Archpriest Basil Stroyen, who served as the Dean of St. Tikhon's Seminary, the first Orthodox chaplain in the history of the U.S. Air Force, and a parish priest.
In her own right, Matushka Nina was the Editor of the beloved publication The Orthodox Herald, and a member of the Board of Trustees of St. Tikhon's Seminary until her passing.
A Personal Reflection:
Matushka Nina was a woman of deep faith, strong conviction, and sincere love for the Lord and His Church. She was a stalwart defender of Orthodox Tradition, a champion of education at all levels, and a defender of those in need. She was known and loved throughout the country and all over the world by the readers of The Orthodox Herald ... and she will be missed by her friends, by the St. Tikhon's Seminary community, and by the clergy and faithful of our Church in America. Eternal be her memory!
Grant rest eternal in blessed repose with the Saints, O Lord, to the soul of Thy newly-departed handmaiden, the ever-to-be-remembered + Matushka Nina, who has fallen asleep, and make her memory to be eternal! Vechnaya pamyat! -- Christ is Risen!