Prayers requested for Archbishop Dmitri


The Mystery of Holy Unction will be celebrated for His Eminence, Archbishop Dmitri, on Tuesday, August 23, at 6:30 pm at Saint Seraphim Cathedral here.

Archbishop Dmitri was released from Baylor Medical Center on Wednesday evening, August 17. “Vladyka’s doctors concluded that he could be treated at home just about as well as in the hospital,” said Mr. Milos Konjevich, Treasurer of the Diocese of the South. “The conditions that could best be addressed by hospital care have been addressed; a case could always be made for staying in a few days longer to clear up other issues, but his peace of mind in being back home was the overriding consideration.”

While in the hospital, the Archbishop gave his blessing to the Diocesan Chancellor, Archpriest Marcus C Burch, to make arrangements for the service to take place in the cathedral.

“Given the Archbishop’s continued weakness as he fights the infection for which he had been admitted to the hospital, it has been decided to move forward with the unction service sooner than later,” Father Marcus reported. “Bishop Nikon, Locum Tenens of the Diocese of the South, suggested that it would very appropriate for the service to be celebrated by the Archbishop’s spiritual sons. Therefore, we have specifically asked the Diocese of the South priests in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area to participate. Of course, any other clergy from the Diocese and other local parishes are welcome to participate, as are the faithful of Saint Seraphim’s, area churches, and the Diocese of the South as a whole.’

His Grace, Bishop Nikon, has asked that prayers continue to be offered for the healing of the Archbishop’s soul and body.

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