This video presents a brief outline of the life and ministry of Archbishop Dmitri [Royster], the first convert bishop in the Orthodox Church in North America (Abp Dmitri had been raised Baptist in Texas). He was the founding bishop of the Orthodox Church in America's Diocese of the South. Beloved not only in his diocese, but by all the Orthodox faithful in America, Archbishop Dmitri fell asleep in the Lord on August 28, 2011, after nearly 60 years of ordained ministry in the Orthodox Church. May his memory be eternal.
For more information, read the OCA news release here.
Archbishop Dmitri: In Memoriam
Orthodox Church in America