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January 17, 2011
Nashville, TN: Priest Seraphim Scheidler reposed in the Lord

On Monday, January 17, Priest Seraphim Scheidler, rector of St. Innocent Mission in Nashville, TN reposed in the Lord. He was 68.

Priest Seraphim Scheidler was born on November 25, 1942 in Vienna. In 2007, he was ordained to the diaconate and priesthood by Archbishop Hilarion of Sydney and Australia (currently First Hierarch of ROCOR). After his ordination, Fr. Seraphim fulfilled his service in the Australian Diocese and frequently visited Indonesia in order to assist the missions of the Church Abroad.

Due to serious illness, Fr. Seraphim moved to Nashville, TN and was transferred to the Eastern American Diocese. With the blessing of Metropolitan Hilarion, Fr. Seraphim founded the missionary parish of St. Innocent of Moscow in Nashville.

Fr. Seraphim is survived by his Matushka Margaret, his sons James and Nicholas, and his daughters Tatiana and Mary.

The clergy and faithful of the Eastern American Diocese are asked to remember the newly reposed Priest Seraphim at the divine services and in their private prayers.

Condolences can be sent to Matushka Margaret at:
121 Buffalo Street
Old Hickory, TN 37138

Schedule of Funeral Services

Friday, January 21:
Funeral in St. Ignatius Church in Nashville, TN - 7:00 PM
Panihida - 8:00 PM

Monday, January 24:
Burial Service - 10:30 AM, led by Bishop George of Mayfield at Holy Cross Monastery,
followed by memorial repast at the monastery.

Media Office of the Eastern American Diocese