Funeral of Archimandrite Joasaph (McLellan) at Holy Trinity Monastery, Jordanville, N.Y. - 12/21/09

Archimandrite Joasaph (McLellan), Head of the Russian Ecclesiastical Mission in Jerusalem, fell asleep in the Lord on Tuesday, 5 / 18 December 2009. His Funeral was served at Holy Trinity Orthodox Monastery in Jordanville, New York, on Monday 8 /21 December 2009. Our Rector, Fr David Straut, and some of our parishioners were able to be in Jordanville for the Funeral. Before he entered monastic life, a year and a half before his repose, Fr Joasaph was a member of St Elizabeth's Church for a time. We knew him then as Reader Joseph and he taught in the Russian Department of Princeton University. Fr Joasaph will be sorely missed by all of us at St Elizabeth's and we pray for the repose of his soul. May his memory be eternal!