Protodeacon Peter Homik fell asleep in the Lord on Friday, December 15, 2006, after a lengthy battle with cancer.
Born in Cleveland on July 3, 1928, Protodeacon Peter served the Church as a layman and cleric. He served as president of the Federated Russian Orthodox Clubs [now the Fellowship of Orthodox Christians in America], a member of the Midwest Diocesan Council, past council president and treasurer of the cathedral, and and a member of the cathedral choir.
He was ordained to the diaconate on June 29, 1997, after which he was assigned to Saint Theodosius Cathedral. He was especially known for the many ministries, beyond liturgical, that he pursued, including the regular visitation of home-bound faithful and teaching adult education classes. The Holy Synod of Bishops of the Orthodox Church in America elevated him to the rank of protodeacon in 2006.
Protodeacon Peter is survived by his wife of 37 years, the former Eugenia [Jeanne] Timm; sons Peter [Julie], Matthew [Laura], and Melvin; and two grandchildren.
Visitation will be held at Saint Theodosius Cathedral on Sunday evening, December 17, and throughout the day on Monday, December 18. His Eminence, Archbishop Job of Chicago and the Midwest will preside at the funeral service on Monday at 7:00 p.m. and at the Divine Liturgy on Tuesday, December 19. Interment will follow in Saint Theodosius Cemetery.
May Protodeacon Peter’s memory be eternal!