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V Rev Fr Romulus Radu Fallen Asleep in the Lord

 
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 05, 2008 11:09 pm    Post subject: V Rev Fr Romulus Radu Fallen Asleep in the Lord Reply with quote

V Rev Fr Romulus Radu Fallen Asleep in the Lord

Miramar FL [ROEA Chancery] – Very Reverend Father Romulus Radu fell asleep in the Lord on February 11, 2008, in Miramar, Florida. Romulus Radu was born August 31, 1909 in Ohaba-Forgaci, Timis, Romania, son of Ion and Elena Radu.

He was educated for elementary education in Ohaba-Forgaci; Secondary education in Coriolan Brediceanu Lycee, Lugoj; and Faculty of Theology at the University of Cernauti (1930-34). Romulus Radu was married to Alexandrina (nee Mondoc) in Ohaba-Forgaci by Fr Gheorghe Groza on April 30, 1935. They had one son, Traian, who was adopted by them in 1938.

Romulus Radu was ordained deacon on May 24, 1936, in the Episcopal Chapel, Arad by Bishop Andrei Magier, and priest on May 25 by the same hierarch. He was given the distinction of wearing the Red Sash, January 5, 1960; and from 07/29/53-12/29/66, he was Defender at the Spiritual Consistory, Timisoara. His assignments in Romania include, Salciua-Noua, Capat, Jadani, Ciacova, Timisioara-Ronats, Metropolitan Cathedral in Timisoara, Timisoara-Viile.

He came to The United States in 1966 to the Romanian Orthodox Missionary Episcopate, serving in Hollywood, Florida. He was accepted into the Episcopate in 1972 and served Saint Thomas Parish in St Louis, Missouri, as temporary administrator and continued as parish priest until April 13, 1975, when he was transferred to St Andrew Church in Terre Haute, Indiana, serving until January 1,1982, when he retired.

After the demise of his Preoteasa, Father Romulus retired to the Miramar, Florida area and was attached to the Holy Trinity Parish where he served as he was able. He was respected by the clergy and faithful.

The Memorial service is on February 13 and burial on February 14, 2008, at the Holy Trinity Church in Miramar. His Eminence, Archbishop Nathaniel and local clergy will serve the burial of a priest. Interment at St Mary Cemetery, Vatra Românească (Grass Lake, Michigan) on February 15 served by His Grace, Bishop Irineu. Preoteasa Alexandrina died on July 5, 1980, and is buried at Vatra Românească. Father Romulus will be buried beside her.

May Fr Romulus' memory be eternal!

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