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Archpriest Vadim Pogrebniak, 80, Pastor Emeritus of Saint Spiridon Cathedral, Seattle, WA and former Chancellor of the Orthodox Church in America’s Diocese of the West, fell asleep in the Lord on the afternoon of the Leavetaking of Pascha—Wednesday, May 16, 2018. In 1980, Father Vadim assumed the pastorate of Saint Spiridon’s, from which he retired on December 31, 2007. Earlier, he served parishes in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and New York, as well as Dean of Holy Trinity Cathedral in San Francisco. In addition to his pastoral ministry, he was widely known for his expertise in the field of liturgical music and choral conducting.

The Funeral Service for a Priest will be celebrated at Three Hierarchs Romanian Orthodox Church, 6402 226th Street SW, Mountlake Terrace, WA on Monday, May 21 at 6:00 p.m. The Divine Liturgy will be celebrated on Tuesday, May 22 at 9:00 a.m., followed by interment at Edmonds Memorial Cemetery, Edmonds, WA. A repast will follow at the church. Father Vadim is survived by his beloved wife, Matushka Helen, and their sons Kyrie and Deema.

Additional information and the schedule of services will be posted as they become available.

May Father Vadim’s memory be eternal!

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