Memory Eternal! + Fr. Alexander Atty


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! Read this tribute to Fr. Alexander.

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 the 9:00 am Presanctified Liturgy)

March 27, Thursday

7:30 pm: A Memorial Service (Parastas) will be held at St. John the Baptist Russian Orthodox Cathedral, 706 Hill Street, Mayfield, PA. Father Alexander's body will remain in the church overnight.

Friday, March 28

Noon: Memorial Service at St. John the Baptist Russian Orthodox Cathedral, 706 Hill Street, Mayfield, PA, and 1:00 pm: 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.