Our Metropolitan (Archbishop), Basil Schott, died early Thursday morning, June 10, ending his year-long battle with cancer. He will certainly be missed by the Church. Sr. Julie has fond memories of him when he would stop in at her home parish of St. Joseph in Brecksville, Ohio, when he was the bishop of our Eparchy of Parma (1996-2002), and Sr. Celeste worked with him at the Pittsburgh chancery when she was Director of Youth Ministry for the Archeparchy. Please keep him and his family in your prayers. We will be attending his funeral in Pittsburgh on Friday, June 18.
Please also keep our Church in your prayers and those who will be choosing the new Metropolitan. May the Holy Spirit be poured out on them.
May God grant to His servant the Priest Metropolitan Basil Eternal Memory and Blessed Repose!