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Funeral arrangements have been announced

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Retired Bishop Pataki, 84, dies from injuries suffered in car crash

PASSAIC, N.J. (CNS) -- Retired Bishop Andrew Pataki of the Byzantine Diocese of Passaic died Dec. 8 after an automobile accident in New Jersey. He was taken to Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune, about 60 miles from Passaic, where he died from his injuries. Bishop Pataki was 84. A funeral liturgy was to be celebrated Dec. 15 at the Cathedral of St. Michael the Archangel in Passaic. Interment was scheduled for the following day at Calvary Cemetery in Uniontown, Pa. Bishop Pataki had headed the diocese from 1996 to 2008. Ordained a priest of the Passaic Diocese in 1952, he also served as auxiliary bishop of Passaic, 1983-84, and bishop of the Byzantine Diocese of Parma, Ohio, 1984-95. Installed as bishop of Parma Aug. 16, 1984, he was named bishop of Passaic Nov. 6, 1995, and installed there Feb. 8, 1996. The Passaic Diocese covers Byzantine and Ruthenian Catholics living in New England and on the East Coast. Bishop Pataki was the former chairman of U.S. bishops' Committee on the Relationship Between Eastern and Latin Catholic Churches. He also was a regular presence at the Vigil for Life in Washington, leading rosaries or night prayer in the Byzantine tradition at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception the night before the annual March for Life.

CNS [catholicnews.com]

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The Eparchy of Passaic's website now has all of the details of the funeral arrangements on its home page @ http://www.eparchyofpassaic.com/ for those who may be interested. All services to be held at the Cathedral of St. Michael the Archangel in Passaic, NJ (12/13 - 12/15), with interment @ Mt. St. Macrina in Uniontown, PA on 12/16.

A word of advice for those who may want to attend the funeral Divine Liturgy on 12/15 - parking provisions at the Cathedral are not ideal, so you may want to get there early ...

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are there any plans to broadcast the funeral over the internet?

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Originally Posted by Little Green Coat
are there any plans to broadcast the funeral over the internet?

Little Green Coat,

I haven't seen anything to indicate that it will be

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Statement by Bishop John [parma.org] who served the Divine Liturgy for the repose of Bishop Andrew this morning at St John the Baptist Cathedral

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Posters to this thread will keep in mind that, despite its placement in "Church News", it is essentially a prayer thread and post accordingly!

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Full obituary [legacy.com]

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I was privileged to attend the Funeral Divine Liturgy for +Bishop Andrew today in Passaic, NJ. It was well attended by faithful, clergy and hierachy of the Latin Rite and various Eastern Rite Catholic Churches in the US. The expression and orchestration of the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy itself today clearly and visibly demonstrated the fully unity, breadth and depth of the Universal Catholic Church. There was also one Orthodox hierarch present, who was seated to the East of the main altar in front of the icon of Christ (so sorry, but without my glasses, I could not identify him from my perch the choir loft). All the hierarchs and clergy present, Catholic and Orthodox alike, blessed the Bishop's casket with holy water as a sign of unity and respect.

I did take one decent picture with my iPhone which captured the entire assemblage. If any are interested and it would not be considered disrepectful in any way, I would be happy to post it.

+ May his memory be enternal!
Vichnaya pamjat, Vladyko!

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Thank you for the update, Curious Joe.
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Joe,

If you could post the photo to the Photo Gallery, that would be great.

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