On the morning of 24 Mar/6 Apr. after Annunciation Vespers in the Church of the Ascension of the Lord on the Mount of Olives, a memorial service was served at the grave on the 129th anniversary of the death of the Head of the Russian Ecclesiastical Mission – Archimandrite Antonin (Kapustin) (+1894).
Hegumen Jonah (Galishnikov) served a panikhida, and in addition to Fr. Antonin, Fr. Jonah remembered his parents the servants of God Priest John and Maria. Also, in honor of the 40th anniversary of his repose, was commemorated the long-term chairman of the Orthodox Palestinian Society – Reader Mikhail (Major General Mikhail Georgievich Khripunov (+ 1984), who died on the same day.
At the memorial service, the head of the Russian Ecclesiastical Mission, Archimandrite Roman (Krassovsky), Abbess Barbara (Novikova) and the sisters of the convent prayed.
Tags: Archim. Antonin (Kapustin), Archim. Roman (Krassovsky), memorial service, Mother Varvara (Novikova), Mount of Olives Convent