Archpriest Vadim Pogrebniak, 80, Pastor Emeritus of Saint Spiridon Cathedral, Seattle, WA and former Chancellor of the Orthodox Church in America’s Diocese of the West, fell asleep in the Lord on the afternoon of the Leavetaking of Pascha—Wednesday, May 16, 2018.
Father Vadim studied at Saint Tikhon’s Seminary, South Canaan, PA and Saint Vladimir’s Seminary, Yonkers, NY. In 1980, he assumed the pastorate of Saint Spiridon’s, from which he retired on December 31, 2007. Earlier, he served parishes in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and New York. In addition to his pastoral ministry, he was widely known for his expertise in the field of liturgical music and choral conducting.
Father Vadim is survived by his beloved wife, Matushka Helen; their sons Kyrie and Dima; and his sister, Donya Platoff. Online condolences may be sent in care of the Evergreen Washelli Funeral Home.
The Funeral Service for a Priest will be celebrated at Three Hierarchs Romanian Orthodox Church, 6402 226th Street SW, Mountlake Terrace, WA on Monday, May 21 at 6:00 p.m. The Divine Liturgy will be celebrated on Tuesday, May 22 at 9:00 a.m., followed by interment at Edmonds Memorial Cemetery, Edmonds, WA. A repast will follow at the church.
Additional information will be posted as it is received.
May Father Vadim’s memory be eternal!