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An elder statesmen of the seminary, Archpriest Michael Romanchak (STOTS 1950) fell asleep in the Lord yesterday at St. Luke's Hospital in Fountain Hill, PA at the age of 98.

He was a beloved pastor, husband, and father who labored ceaselessly up until the day of his passing in caring for Christ's Holy Church.

The viewing will be held Tuesday, 1/3/2012, 6 to 7 PM followed by a Funeral Service at 7 PM in St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral 1607 West Union Blvd. Bethlehem, PA.  The viewing will continue on Wednesday, 1/4/2012, from 9 to 10 AM in the Cathedral followed by Divine Liturgy at 10 AM. A Mercy Meal will follow in Cambanes Hall of the Cathedral. 

A Panahida Service will be held at 3PM on Wednesday at St. Tikhon’s Monastery, 175 St. Tikhon’s Road, Waymart, PA 18473 followed by burial at St. Tikhon’s Cemetery.  

Funeral arrangements are by the John F. Herron Funeral Home 458 Center At Market Street in Bethlehem.

Contributions:  In lieu of flowers may be sent to St. Tikhon’s Orthodox Theological Seminary or to Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Seminary both in care of the funeral home.

An interview with Fr. Michael was featured in the 2009 Tikhonaire which is available here.

A memorial page in his honor can be viewed here.
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