Protopriest Boris Kizenko Reposes in the Lord

On Friday morning, August 27, 2010, the eve of the Dormition of the Most Holy Theotokos, one of the senior clerics of the Eastern American Diocese, Protopriest Boris Kizenko, peacefully passed away. Fr Boris was a long-time cleric of†St Vladimir Memorial Church†in Jackson, NJ.

On Tuesday, August 31, His Grace Bishop Jerome of Manhattan will celebrate Divine Liturgy for the Departed at 8:00 am, followed by Fr Boris' funeral at 9:30 am.

Protopriest Boris Kizenko was born on July 28, 1926, in the city of Kharkov. In 1950 he was tonsured a reader by Archbishop Vitaly (Maximenko). In 1956 he married Tamara I. Plishevsky, and was then ordained to the deaconate by Bishop Anthony (Medvedev) on November 18, 1956. On the feast of the Theophany, January 19, 1957, Fr Boris was ordained to the priesthood by Archbishop Averky (Taushev).

Fr Boris served as Rector of the Church of the Entrance into the Temple of the Holy Virgin in Syracuse, NY, then Holy Trinity Church in Vineland, NJ, and served for many years as a cleric of St Vladimir Memorial Church in Jackson, NJ.

Due to severe illness, Fr Boris did not serve in recent months. On Thursday evening, August 26, Protopresbyter Valery Lukianov, Dean of New Jersey, visited Fr Boris in the hospital, where the latter communed of Christís Holy Mysteries. On Friday morning, on the eve of the feast of the Dormition of the Mother of God, Fr Boris peacefully reposed in the Lord.

We ask all the cleric and faithful children of the Eastern American Diocese to pray for the repose of the newly-departed Fr Boris.


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