Repose of Fr. Vsevolod Dutikow

September 08, 2015  (Source)

[Originally reported on September 06]
Yesterday, unexpectedly for us all, our dear Fr. Vsevolod suddenly passed away.  This is a great loss for our diocese and for the entire Church Abroad.

Dear Fr. Vsevolod was a cheerful, affable, open and energetic person.  He had many friends and spiritual charges.  Fr. Vsevolod was devoted to children and actively participated in the St. George Pathfinders of America scouting organization and was its spiritual father at one time.  He also had the obedience to accompany the Hodegetria (“She who shows the way”) of the Russian Diaspora, the Kursk Root Icon of the Mother of God, in its travels.  With it, he
visited many places, including Canada and South America, where he made many new friends.

Dear Fr. Vsevolod dedicated many years of his life to the Holy Trinity parish in Astoria, where he was once the church warden, and then later, after becoming a priest, he became its rector and spiritual leader.  As a result of the efforts of Fr. Vsevolod, renovations of the church were completed in time for the joyous celebration of the 100th anniversary of the parish, which took place in June of this year.

We extend our condolences to Matushka Irina and all the loved ones of the departed Fr. Vsevolod and pray for the repose of his soul.

Eternal memory and rest in peace, dear pastor, Fr. Vsevolod!

+Andronik, Archbishop of Syracuse and St. Nicholas