In Memoriam: Archpriest George Rados (Alumnus, ’61)

Our alumnus, the Very Reverend George Rados, pastor emeritus of Ss. Peter and Paul Orthodox Church in Potomac, MD, fell asleep in the Lord on Sunday evening, October 15, 2017. Father George was a member of the graduating Class of 1961.

Counted among Father George’s accomplishments during his long tenure at Ss. Peter and Paul was the creation of a temple that is architecturally and artistically inspiring. In 2011 the Potomac Patch published an article about the luminous iconography created by Leonidas Diamantopoulos, for which Fr. George had arranged, and about the decade-long architectural endeavor that Fr. George had completed during his time as rector. (Read “A Potomac Priest’s Labor of Love.) In that same article, Fr. George was quoted as saying, “I always wanted to be in a profession that helped people—certain intimacy with priesthood and people. Absolutely fulfilling.”

For his work as a loving pastor and insightful overseer of Christ’s flock, our seminary community is grateful, and we commend our Father in Christ to the Almighty God, as we mourn the loss of his presence from our midst.

His funeral will be held at Ss. Peter and Paul Antiochian Orthodox Church, 10620 River Road, in Potomac Maryland, on Monday and Tuesday, October 23–24. His Grace Bishop ALEXANDER will preside


The schedule of services is as follows:

  • Monday, October 23
    • 1:00pm – 6:00pm Wake
    • 7:00pm The Funeral Service (for a Priest)
  • Tuesday, October 24
    • 10:00am Divine Liturgy, Followed by the Funeral Service 
    • 1:30pm Burial at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, 13801 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD
    • 3:00pm The Meal of Mercy will be offered at Ss. Peter and Paul Church Hall

Memory Eternal!