In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the Orthodox Church in America’s (OCA’s) Department of Liturgical Music, PO Box 675, Syosset, NY 11791-0675, to support the OCA’s initiatives to train choir directors. Donations can also be made via the online portal located on the OCA website. When donating, please designate your gift to the OCA Department of Liturgical Music as being in memory of Matushka Anne Hopko to support the training of choir directors.
The Funeral Arrangements for the Newly Departed Matushka Anne Hopko is as follows:
All events are taking place at The Monastery of the Transfiguration, 321 Monastery Ln, Ellwood City, PA 16117. Weather permitting, all services will take place in the large outdoor, covered pavilion Church at the Monastery. The services from the pavilion Church will be live-streamed.
All clergy attending the Funeral Vigil are invited to con-celebrate. They are asked to bring white/bright vestments: phelonion, epitrachelion, and cuffs for priests, and full vestments for deacons, subdeacons, and altar servers.
The Divine Liturgy on the day of burial will be presided over by His Beatitude Metropolitan TIKHON (or his designee). The Divine Liturgy will be con-celebrated by a limited number of priests, deacons, subdeacons, and altar servers, specifically assigned and blessed to do so by His Beatitude. Other clergy attending and praying at the Divine Liturgy are asked to bring white/bright vestments in order to participate in Holy Communion and in the Procession to the Monastery Cemetery.
Thursday evening, August 18
4:30 PM: Calling Hours
6:00 PM: The Funeral Vigil
Friday morning, August 19
9:30 AM: Divine Liturgy, followed by the Trisagion Service for the Departed, the Prayers of Parting and Absolution, the Last Kiss, the Blessing and Sealing of the Casket, the Procession to the Monastery Cemetery, the Trisagion Service for the Departed at the Graveside, the Usual and Customary Graveside Rites, and Burial.
After Burial, a simple Repast will be offered on the Monastery grounds by the Monastery Sisterhood. The Hopko Family thanks the Sisterhood for their generosity.
With the gratitude of the Hopko Family, the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home, Ellwood City, PA, is entrusted with the funeral arrangements.
May Matushka Anne’s memory be eternal!