As we continue to mourn the loss of Metropolitan Philip, your prayers are requested for the repose of the soul of the newly-departed servant of God, the beloved Archpriest Alexander Atty. The V. Rev. Fr. Alexander, former Dean of St. Tikhon’s Seminary and before that priest at St. Michael Antiochian Orthodox Church in Louisville, KY, fell asleep in the Lord early
Sunday morning March 23. May his memory be eternal!
Services for Fr. Alexander are listed below.
March 25, Tuesday (Annunciation of the Theotokos)
10:30 am–7:00 pm: Viewing
7:00 pm: Funeral of a priest
March 26, Wednesday
11:00 am: Funeral Service for Fr. Alexander (following 9:00 am Presanctified Liturgy)
Friday, March 28
Time TBD: Prayers/service at St. John the Baptist Russian Orthodox Cathedral, 706 Hill Street, Mayfield, PA, and Interment at St. Tikhon’s Orthodox Cemetery, South Canaan, PA 18459
Father Alexander held a B.S. in engineering from Philadelphia College of Textiles and Science. After earning his M.Div. at St. Vladimir’s Seminary in 1979, he was ordained a priest on December 9, 1979 at St. Nicholas Cathedral, Brooklyn, NY. Father Alexander was elevated to the rank of archpriest in 1988, and later went on to study at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, earning his D.Min. in 2008.
Thank you to Ancient Faith Radio for recommending this recent interview with Fr. Alexander conducted by Dr. Al Rossi, discussing the reality of Joy in Suffering.
Below you can also listen to and/or read a series of lectures Fr. Alexander gave to the up and coming class of clergy at St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Seminary during Great Lent of 2009.
Please keep Fr. Atty and his family in your prayers.