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SAN FRANCISCO: June 3, 2010
News From the Western American Diocese

On Monday, May 31, 2010, His Eminence Archbishop Kyrill of San Francisco and Western America, accompanied by his personal assistant, Peter Karakozoff, departed for St Petersburg, Russia, to participate in the funeral of Her Imperial Highness Grand Duchess Leonida Georgievna. On Tuesday, June 1, His Grace Bishop Theodosius of Seattle left for Ukraine. During the hierarchs' absence, all Diocesan matters are being handled by Protopriest Stefan Pavlenko.

On Thursday, May 27, retired Protopriest Alexei Poluektov reposed in the Lord. He was the former Rector of Kazan Memorial Church of the Holy Royal Martyrs in San Francisco. Fr Alexei's funeral was held on Saturday, May 29, in Kazan Church. Eternal memory to this kind pastor of the Russian Church Abroad!