Schedule of Services for the Funeral of Rev. Fr. Michael Vanderhoef
Assumption Greek Orthodox Church (Madison)
11 N. 7th Street
Madison, WI 53704
Sunday, January 26
Visitation from 3:00pm – 7:00pm
Trisagion to start between 7:00pm and 8:00pm — based upon the arrival of His Eminence, Metropolitan Nathanael
Vigil, Sunday, January 26 – Monday, January 27
Approximately from 8:00pm Sunday – 8:00am Monday
Monday, January 27
Divine Liturgy at 9:00am
Funeral Service at 11:00am
Internment at Forest Hill Cemetary, 1 Speedway Rd, Madison, WI 53705
Luncheon to follow
**NOTE: Bashford United Methodist Church, 329 North St., has graciously offered over-flow parking for both Sunday and Monday; please use LOWER LOT ONLY.
Liturgy on Sunday, January 26
- Orthros at 9:00am
- Divine Liturgy at 10:00am
-There will be a memorial for Fr. Michael following the Liturgy.
-A special thanks to Fr. Athanasios Minetos, from St. John the Baptist in Des Plaines, IL, who will travel to celebrate the Liturgy for us. In addition, Fr. Athanasios has graciously offered to meet with our Sunday School, and any youth, during this difficult time.
The falling asleep in the Lord of + Father Michael Vanderhoef +
It is with deep sadness, yet with hope in the resurrection in our Lord God and Savior Jesus Christ, that we share that our beloved priest, Father Michael Vanderhoef has fallen asleep. Our prayers and condolences go out to Presbytera Patricia and their families. Father Michael has served Assumption Greek Orthodox Church for the past twelve years.
The details for the funeral services will be posted here as soon as they are finalized.
May his memory be eternal.
The Parish Council
Assumption Greek Orthodox Church
Future Liturgies and Services
Until further notice, we do not expect to regularly hold Divine Liturgy on Sundays.
However, parishioners and guests are welcome and encouraged to gather at 10:00 AM on Sunday mornings for a service of prayer, readings, Psalms and hymns. We will have a time of coffee and fellowship afterwards.
About the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago
Tracing its roots back to 1923, the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago is the diocese of Greek Orthodox faithful in Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin, northern Indiana, and southeastern Missouri, consisting of 58 parishes and two monastic communities. The Metropolis is one of nine regions in the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America and is presided over by His Eminence Metropolitan Nathanael. The general offices of the Metropolis are temporarily located in Elk Grove Village, Illinois. For more information and to get involved, visit our website, join a Strategic Planning Team, and sign up to receive Metropolis news.
AGOC Part of the East Side Community
Assumption Greek Orthodox Church is a small but thriving church near the center of Madison, located at 11 N. 7th Street, on the corner facing East Washington Avenue. Today, our church is, in reality a multi-ethnic community which proudly includes many traditionally Eastern Orthodox peoples and their traditions. These groups may include Russians, Serbs, Ukranians, Armenians, Romanians, Croatians, and Arabs. It is a close-knit community that is growing as many people in the Madison discover its rich history and moving services and contributing ministries. We invite you to come see our Church. The beautiful tradition of the Divine Liturgy, the icons that make the building a priceless work of art, the soaring angelic voices of the choir, the warm and hospitable people, will all welcome you with open arms to a truly holy experience.
A Brief Introduction to the Orthodox Church
If you are unfamiliar with Orthodox Christianity, here is a little background information.
The Orthodox Church has her origin with Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit, not with a human teacher, or group, nor a code of conduct or religious philosophy. Orthodoxy believes that the Church has her origin in the Apostolic Community called into being by Jesus Christ, and enlivened by the Holy Spirit. The Feast of Pentecost, which is celebrated fifty days after Easter, commemorates the “outpouring” of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles and marks the beginning of the mission of the Church to the world. We are Orthodox because our tradition of prayer and worship is rooted in the One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic undivided Church. The Orthodox Church was founded by Christ through the Apostles and has maintained a living, historical connection with the Apostolic Church through the ordination of its clergy. The bishop that ordains an Orthodox priest today can trace his ordination historically all the way back to the Apostles, and through them to Christ. For this reason we are “apostolic” – rooted in the first Apostles – the disciples of Jesus. We are also apostolic because we believe our calling is to go out and share our faith with others. For this reason, we welcome you to visit the Orthodox Christian parish in your neighborhood or town. Although our parishes may carry a designation of Greek Orthodox or Russian Orthodox or some other ethnic identity, this does not imply that you need to be of a certain ethnic origin to join us in worship or to consider becoming an Orthodox Christian.
–Article from Greek Orthodox Diocese of America
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