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In Memoriam: Deacon Michael Bishop

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With faith in Christ and hope in the resurrection, we share news of the repose of Deacon Michael Bishop, who fell asleep in the Lord suddenly on September 19. 

Deacon Michael had served at Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate) in Baltimore, MD since his ordination to the diaconate there in 2007. He was also a member of the Bishop's Council of the Patriarchal Parishes in the USA. Deacon Michael was awarded the dignity of wearing the double orarion in 2018.

The Rev. Dn. Michael graduated from St. Vladimir's Seminary with a Master of Divinity degree in 1992. He also held a bachelor's degree in sociology from Merrimack College, North Andover, MA. 

His is remembered for his kindness, warmth, and love for serving the Holy Church.

May the memory of Dn. Michael be eternal!