Monday April 15 Funeral of Protodeacon Joseph Jarostchuk
Monday April 15 Funeral of Protodeacon Joseph Jarostchuk

Monday, April 15

12:00 PM – Memorial repast at Holy Trinity Monastery in Jordanville, NY, followed by funeral and burial.

Color of vestments for funeral: violet

On the morning of Thursday, April 11, after a lengthy illness, Protodeacon Joseph Jarostchuk (longtime cleric of St. John of Kronstadt Memorial Church in Utica, NY; since 2021 – of Holy Epiphany Church in Roslindale (Boston), MA) reposed in the Lord. He was 81 years old.

Having graduated Holy Trinity Seminary in Jordanville, NY, Fr. Joseph was ordained to the diaconate in June 1969 by Archbishop Averky (Taushev; +1976) of Syracuse & Holy Trinity. He was elevated to the rank of protodeacon by Bishop Laurus (Škurla; +2008) of Syracuse & Holy Trinity on September 16, 1976. On September 14, 1985, he was awarded the right to wear the kamilavka. He often accompanied the ever-memorable Metropolitan Laurus on his archpastoral and official visits. Throughout the years, he was given various awards by the Russian Orthodox Church and the Russian Church Abroad. On Sunday, February 14, 2021, he was awarded a gramota from the Synod of Bishops.

Despite recurring illnesses, Fr. Joseph showed his dedication and love for the divine services, and served as often as he was able. He is survived by his Matushka Irina, their four children, including Protodeacon Alexander Jarostchuk, and many grandchildren.




Color of vestments for funeral: violet



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Holy Trinity Monastery
1407 Robinson Rd.
PO Box 36
Jordanville, NY 13361
Telephone: (315) 858-0940
FAX: (315) 858-0505