Announcment for Fr. Cyril Mykytiuk, OSBM
The Basilian Fathers regret to inform you that Fr. Cyril Mylytiuk, OSBM, long time pastor of St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Shrine in Ottawa, ON, and lately of Sts. Peter and Paul Monastery, Mundare, AB, passed away in hospital in Edmonton, AB earlier today.
Father had been struggling with his health for several years with various challenges including a heart condition. The condition of his health had gone back and forth for the last several weeks. He received the anointing of the sick a month ago, improved, and has now passed. Through his illness, Fr. Damien Dutka, superior of Mundare, visited him with the sacraments and most recently Fr. Serafym Grygoruk, superior of the Edmonton monastery, anointed him yesterday. Funeral arrangements are being made. When they’ve been determined, we will inform you of the times and dates and will make available the link which can be used to view the monastic parastas as well as the funeral divine liturgy. The services will take place at Sts. Peter and Paul Church in Mundare, with burial in the Fathers’ section of the church cemetery. Please keep Fr. Cyril in your prayers so that he may meet the Lord to receive the reward of his 57 years of priestly service and 64 years of membership in the Order of St. Basil the Great.
For those who would like to pray for Fr. Cyril in our church, a divine liturgy for the repose of his soul will be celebrated for the next 3 days at 7:45AM, that is, on Wednesday June 2, Thursday June 3 and Friday June 4. As per our current Covid restrictions, please register ahead of time in order to reserve a place at the services. On Sunday, June 6, a panakhyda for his repose will be celebrated at the conclusion of both the 9:30 and the 11:30am divine liturgies. We also encourage you to donate for divine liturgies to be celebrated for the repose of his soul, which can be celebrated over the next few weeks. As he served us in life, we can now help him in return.
With the saints, give him rest, O Lord, eternal memory!
Зі святими упокой, вічна йому пам’ять!