St. Tikhon’s Seminary received word early on Sunday, July 2nd, that Protodeacon Gregory Hatrak (STOTS, 1994) reposed in the Lord on the evening of July 1st. He was only 46 years old.
Dn. Gregory came to seminary from Sts. Peter and Paul Church, Minersville, PA, and graduated during the same Memorial Day weekend that St. Alexis was canonized.
Dn. Gregory served as Bookstore Manager for St. Tikhon’s Seminary/Monastery for many years. More recently he has served as Director of Marketing and Operations for St. Vladimir’s Seminary Press and Bookstore.
He married his wife Robyn (Alexander) on October 19, 2008. Gregory was ordained to the Holy Diaconate by then Bishop Tikhon, on Sunday, September 26, 2010, at his home parish of Sts. Peter and Paul Church in Minersville, PA during the parish’s 100th anniversary celebration. (See photo)
Matushka Robyn began serving in 2016 as Director of Hospitality and Alumni Relations at St. Vladimir’s Seminary. Most recently Deacon Gregory was elevated to Protodeacon on May 23, 2017. Protodeacon Gregory leaves behind his wife, Matushka Robyn, his parents, Archpriest Michael and Matushka Valeria Hatrak, his brother Matthew and Lori (sister-in-law) Hatrak, and sister, Natalie Hatrak.
Memory eternal to the newly departed servant of God, Protodeacon Gregory.
Funeral Service Schedule:
Wednesday, 5 July (St. Vladimir’s Seminary, Crestwood, NY)
On Wednesday morning, July 5, at 10:00 a.m., a Panikhida for Pdn. Gregory will be served at St. Vladimir’s Seminary’s Three Hierarchs Chapel. Prior to the Panikhida, at 9 a.m., a viewing will be held. Immediately following the Panikhida, a repast will be held in the Seminary’s Germack Building.
Wednesday, 5 July (St. Tikhon’s, South Canaan, PA)
There will be an opportunity for viewing in the monastery church when Protodeacon Gregory’s relics reach the monastery grounds. Regular daily services will occur in the monastery church, beginning at 4:30pm.
7:30 PM — Funeral
Thursday, 6 July
9:30 AM — Divine Liturgy, followed by Last Kiss and Burial here in our cemetery. The repast will be at St. Michael's Center, 403 Delaware Street, Jermyn, PA 18433.
For those wishing to make a contribution in Protodeacon Gregory’s memory, a Memorial Fund has been established for the benefit of Matushka Robyn.