Hieromonk Alexander [Mayba], 84, for many years a beloved member of the Brotherhood of Saint Tikhon’s Monastery, fell asleep in the Lord at Wayne Memorial Hospice on Wednesday, October 5, 2016.
Born in Troy, NY on May 10, 1932, Father Alexander received monastic tonsure on April 7, 1995. On February 18 of the following year, he was ordained to the diaconate, while his ordination to the priesthood occurred on May 20, 1999. In addition to his duties at the monastery, he served the faithful of Saints Peter and Paul Church, Uniondale, PA. In 2004, he was awarded the gold cross by the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Orthodox Church in America.
A Panikhida will be celebrated in the Monastery Church of Saint Tikhon of Zadonsk at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, October 7. His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon will preside at the Hours, Divine Liturgy and Funeral Service for a Priest at 7:40 a.m. on Saturday, October 8, with interment in Saint Tikhon’s Monastery Cemetery. A luncheon will follow in the monastery dining hall.
May Father Alexander’s memory be eternal!