Matushka Natalie, wife of the late Archpriest George Breyan, fell asleep in the Lord in Spring Hill, FL on Tuesday, February 28, 2012.
The daughter of the late Archpriest Theodosius and Matushka Eugenia Kiryluk, she and her husband served parishes in Manville, NJ; Hollywood, FL; Lakewood, OH; Marblehead, OH; and Detroit, MI. After Father George’s retirement in 1999, they served Saint Raphael of Brooklyn Mission, Inverness, FL, where they were instrumental in building up the community and erecting a church building. At the time of her repose, she was a member of Saint Andrew Church, New Port Richie, FL. They Breyans celebrated their 50th anniversary in 2008.
Matushka Natalie not only was very active in parish life, but was a long-time member of the Federated Russian Orthodox Clubs/Fellowship of Orthodox Christians in America. For 27 years, she served as associate editor of the FROC/FOCA Orthodox Christian Journal and edited the FROC/FOCA’s widely distributed cookbook. Her other writings appeared in a variety of venues.
In addition to Father George and her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Archpriest Nicholas Kiryluk, who is widely remembered as the first Orthodox Christian US Air Force chaplain.
His Grace, Bishop Tikhon of Philadelphia and Eastern Pennsyvlania, will preside at funeral services for Matushka Natalie Kiryluk Breyan at Saint Tikhon of Zadonsk Monastery Church on Saturday, March 3, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. Visitation will precede services at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow in the monastery cemetery.
May Matushka Natalie’s memory be eternal!