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Postby Priest Siluan » Tue 13 September 2005 1:53 pm

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Postby 尼古拉前执事 » Tue 13 September 2005 10:13 pm

Here is more from the Suzdal Diocesean Herald:

Bishop Anthony (in the world: Count Alexei Georgievich Grabbe) was
born on June 22, 1926, in Belgrade. He was the son of Count Yuri
Pavlovich Grabbe, well-known in ROCOR circles and the future Bishop
Gregory, who for many years, served as Chancellor of the Synod, and
was the right hand man of the first three First Hierarchs of the
ROCOR. Vladyka Anthony decided early in his childhood to devote
himself to God, and at the age of sixteen was tonsured reader. In
1942, the young Alexei entered the monastery as a novice, and was
ordained to the diaconate. On December 17/30, 1948, in the metochion
church belonging to the monastery of St. Job of Pochaev in Munich, the
President of the Synod of Bishops of the ROCOR, Metropolitan
Anastassy, tonsured him into the mantiya, changing his name to Anthony
in honor of St. Anthony the Great. The young newly-tonsured
hierodeacon was then all of twenty-two years of age. From 1949 to 1954
the future bishop studied at Holy Trinity Seminary in Jordanville,
where he received a Bachelor's Degree in Theology, and was ordained to
the priesthood. During the years that Fr. Anthony served the Church of
Christ in the priestly rank, he bore several obediences in the ROCOR:
he was Secretary to Archbishop Vitaly (Maximenko), ran the monastery's
Chancery Office, and served as a clergyman of the ROCOR Synod's
Cathedral in New York. In New York, the future Bishop Anthony founded
St. Sergius High School, well-known throughout America, which he
headed for almost thirty years.

In 1962, Igumen Anthony was elevated to the rank of Archimandrite, and
in 1974, for his many labors in service to the ROCOR, he was awarded
by the Synod of Bishops with a Grammata of Appreciation, signed by
fourteen of its bishops.

In 1968, Archimandrite Anthony was appointed Chief of the Russian
Spiritual Mission in Jerusalem, and fulfilled this duty for more than
fifteen years. Concurrently with this, he was elected as head of the
Orthodox Palestine Society. At that time, he initiated the difficult
task of defending the Russian holy places in the Holy Land, promoted
the authority of ROCOR, and was partially successful in winning a
court case against the government of Israel, which had illegally
transferred ownership of several Russian properties in the Holy Land
to the Soviet Moscow Patriarchate (Gornensky Monastery, churches, and
pieces of land). As compensation for its pain and suffering, Israel
paid the ROCOR seven million dollars in damages
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Photos From the Funeral

Postby 尼古拉前执事 » Sun 18 September 2005 5:31 am

I just posted some pictures from the funeral and grave-side services at http://www.livejournal.com/users/nstanosheck/ which is a blog that is not a blog, rather it is a photojournal of Vladyka Valentine's visits to America ever since I became a member of the Russian Orthodox Autonomous Church.
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METROPOLITAN VALENTINE PERFORMS FUNERAL RITES FOR HIS GRACE

Postby 尼古拉前执事 » Tue 20 September 2005 11:12 pm

METROPOLITAN VALENTINE PERFORMS FUNERAL RITES FOR HIS GRACE ANTHONY (GRABBE)
Sep. 21st, 2005 | 12:27 am

On September 13th, 2005, Metropolitan Valentine arrived in New York and proceeded directly to the funeral home where the late Bishop Anthony was lying in state, and served a pahikhida together with ROAC clergy. Present at the pahikhida were relatives and friends of the deceased, as well as several clergymen from the ROCOR, in particular, Fr. Alexander Lebedeff, Fr. Peter Kholodny, and others. On the following day, September 1/14, 2005, Metropolitan Valentine performed the funeral service together with other ROAC clergy. When the funeral was finished, Metropolitan Valentine gave a short sermon, after which the coffin containing the remains of the deceased was carried out to the singing of “A helper and protector.” At the cemetery, Metropolitan Valentine the other clergy met the coffin with the remains of the deceased and escorted it to the place of burial. A short memorial service was served at the grave of the deceased, which was attended by relatives and friends of the deceased, as well as clergymen from the ROCOR. After the burial at Novo Diveevo Cemetery was ended, a mercy meal was offered in two halls of the Tolstoy Foundation. During the mercy meal, Metropolitan Valentine and Lazar Djurdjinovich gave speeches, which expounded on the life and work of the deceased. While at the Novo Diveevo Cemetery, Metropolitan Valentine served a panikhida for the repose of Bishop Gregory (Grabbe).

On September 17th, 2005, the All-night Vigil was served, and on the following day, the Divine Liturgy, during which Metropolitan Valentine elevated Igumen Andrew Maklakov to the rank of archimandrite, awarded the miter to Archimandrite Ephraem Bertolette, rector of St. Barbara’s Monastery, and elevated Fr. Fotios Roseboro to the rank of archpriest. After the Divine Liturgy was finished, a pahikhida was served for the repose of Metropolitans Anthony and Anastasy, Bishop Gregory, and the newly-reposed Bishop Anthony. The Divine Liturgy was attended by parishioners from New Jersey, Massachusetts, Virginia, New York, Pennsylvania, France and Greece.

On September 19th, Metropolitan Valentine departed for Moscow.
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Postby 尼古拉前执事 » Tue 12 September 2006 12:31 pm

Dear in Christ,

One year ago today, retired ROAC Bishop, Anthony (Grabbe) reposed in
the Lord. Please remember him in your prayers today.

Memory Eternal Vladyka Anthony!
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Postby Sean » Fri 15 September 2006 1:03 am

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Postby spiridon » Fri 15 September 2006 3:36 am

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