Archimandrite Joasaph has gone to his rest in the Lord. May his memory be eternal!
Born Joseph Maclellan, Father was head of the ROCOR mission in the Holy Land until disease brought him home some months ago. He was a young man of extraordinary intelligence, talent both linguistic and musical, and of true piety. God grant him rest, and to his family and friends comfort and consolation that so good a soul has returned to our heavenly Father.
A Requiem will be celebrated for him at Christminster next week, on a day to be announced.
18/5 December 2009
St. Sava, Abbot