August 10, 2015
On Sunday, August 9 at 11:50 PM, Schemamonk John peacefully reposed in the Lord at Holy Cross Hermitage in Wayne, West Virgina, as reporte on the hermitage's wesbite. Fr. John had recently returned to the hermitage in order to spend his last days there in peace and repentance. His repose providentially fell on the day of the Great Martyr and healer Panteleimon, the patron of the monastery.
Members of the brotherhood had been with him at all times, and the Canon for the Departure of the Soul was being read as he entered his eternal rest. The entire community gathered around his bedside to sing the first Pannihkida, served by Archimandrite Seraphim, Archdeacon Sergius and the monastic clergy.
May God grant his memory to be eternal!
View photos of his funeral and burial here.