Memory Eternal to His Eminence, Metropolitan LAURUS, First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia, who died of the flu at age 80 Sunday morning, the Triumph of Orthodoxy, in New York State.  Information and a statement also from the Orthodox Church in America (OCA) are available through their homepage for now, and later through their news archives.

It appears ROCOR’s Archbishop of Australia will lead the jurisdiction until they can convene a council of all their Bishops to elect a successor, who I believe needs to be confirmed by the Synod of the Moscow Patriarchate, which as I read it is expected pro forma.

(I’ve heard this Winter’s flu season is running long or late … and a reminder about elderly people’s susceptibility to the flu.)

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    […] John Walker wrote an interesting post today onHere’s a quick excerptMemory Eternal to His Eminence, Metropolitan LAURUS, First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia, who died of the flu at age 80 Sunday morning, the Triumph of Orthodoxy, in New York State. Information and a statement … […]




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