[ARCHIVED NEWS] Thursday, February 22, 2007


We are saddened by the news of the death of Great Schema Mother Evpraksijia (Paunovic), Abbess of the Nativity of the Mother of God Serbian Orthodox Monastery in New Carlisle, Indiana, who fell asleep in the Lord on Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Prior to serving as the first Abbess of the Nativity of the Mother of God Patriarchal Stavropigion Monastery in New Carlisle, Mother Evpraksijia served as Abbess of Monastery Marcha in Richfield, Ohio. Monastery Marcha is the only women’s monastery in the Eastern Diocese. Mother Evpraksijia came to Monastery Marcha in 1974 at the very beginning of the monastic community. She worked diligently to establish Monastery Marcha and keep it as a monastic presence in this Diocese.

We join with all who knew, loved, and benefitted from the monastic witness of Mother Evpraksijia in praying for the repose of her soul. May she rest with the righteous, where there is neither sickness, nor sorrow, nor sighing but life everlasting. Memory Eternal!