June 2, 2020
On Monday, June 1, 2020, the after-feast of the Ascension of the Lord, His Eminence Metropolitan Mark of Berlin and Germany celebrated Divine Liturgy at St Elizabeth Church in Wiesbaden, Germany, along with His Eminence Archbishop Tikhon of Podolsk. The archpastors were joined by a multitude of clergymen of the German and other dioceses.
In the center of the grand temple was the coffin of newly-reposed Archbishop Agapit of Stuttgart, who died on the feast of the Ascension of the Lord. Praying at the service were the relatives and friends of the reposed hierarch, including his brother, Subdeacon Mikhail Gorachek, the Warden of St Nicholas Church in Frankfurt, and many believers.
Before Communion, Protopriest Nikolai Artemoff, Secretary of the German Diocese, read a eulogy, sharing his memories of the late archbishop’s childhood and youth, his first steps towards entering the monastic life and service to the Church of Christ in Wiesbaden, and the good qualities that earned him the love of his brother archpastors, clergy and flock.