Ishim, Tyumen Province, Russia, November 29, 2022
His Grace Eutychy (Kurochkin), the retired Bishop of Domodedovo and rector of the Theophany Cathedral in Ishim, Tyumen Province, reposed in the Lord yesterday at the age of 67.
He served 40 years as an ordained cleric, including 28 years as a hierarch, first for the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, and then for the Moscow Patriarchate after the reunion.
His funeral will be served tomorrow at the Theophany Cathedral in Ishim, reports the press service of the Russian Orthodox Church.
May Bp. Eutychy’s memory be eternal!
Bp. Eutychy was born on March 6, 1955, in Ishim. He was baptized at the local Church of St. Nicholas.
After school, he served in the army and then went to work. In 1976, he went to work at the Holy Cross Cathedral in Omsk, where he began to serve as a subdeacon the next year. In 1978, he entered the Moscow Theological Academy. After graduation, he returned to Ishim.
On July 24, 1982, he was tonsured a monk, and the next day he was ordained a hierodeacon. Three months later, he was ordained a hieromonk. In 1987, he was elevated to the rank of Igumen.
In the fall of 1989, he was part of a group of Siberian clergy who applied to be received into the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia. In April 1992, the city of Ishim handed over the Theophany Cathedral, which had been used as a city pump house for a long time, to the community organized by Fr. Eutychy.
In January 1994, he was elevated to the rank of archimandrite. On July 24, 1994, he was consecrated as Bishop of Ishim and Siberia for the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia.
After ROCOR reunited with the Moscow Patriarchate in 2007, Bp. Eutychy was appointed Bishop of Domodedovo, vicar of the Moscow Diocese.
In June 2012, he was retired for health reasons and was appointed rector of the Theophany Cathedral in Ishim.