[Archived News] Wednesday, January 2, 2008


Very Reverend Archimandrite Nazarius, ordained Nikodim, fell asleep in the Lord on Tuesday, January 2, 2008 Johannesburg, South Africa, beloved son of Vladimir and the late Margaret Pribojan of Stoney Creek, Ontario.

Father Nazarius leaves his sisters, Protinica Maria Yatsko and her husband Very Rev. George Yatsko and his nephews and niece John, Elizabeth, Nicholas and Alexander of Youngwood, Pa, Protinica Sandra Ceko and her husband Very Rev. Nicholas Ceko and his nieces Andreana and Maria, Alhambra, Ca., and Suzan Lush and her husband Stephen Lush and his niece and nephews Sarah, Kyle and Jacob, Hamilton, On. together with Aunts, Uncles, and Cousins and Kumovi in the former Yugoslavia, England, United States and Canada.

Fr. Nazarius also leaves his Brothers in Christ, including Rev. Heirmonk Elias (Palmos) of The Monastery of the Descent of the Holy Spirit in Pretoria, South Africa, where he worked tirelessly fulfilling his calling of both missionary work and monasticism, his most beloved work in Christ…”Go Ye Into All the World and Make Disciples of all Nations…”.

Born Nickolas Richard, Glanmorgen County , South Wales, Dec. 10, 1951. He entered the seminary in Monastery Krka in 1969 and was tonsured a monk by the late Bishop Stefan on the Eve of the Annunciation in 1971 in Monastery Krka, Dalmatia, taking the name Nikodim; ordained Deacon 1972 in Niagara Falls, Ontario; ordained Priest-Monk in Dalmatia, 1974; raised to the rank of Archimandrite, in The Holy Land in 2000 taking the name Nazarius; died Johannesburg, South Africa January 2, 2008.

For those who wish, donations can be made to the Monastery of the Descent of the Holy Spirit, South Africa, where Fr. Nazarius will be laid to rest, c/o St. Nicholas Serbian Orthodox Church, 149 Nash Rd S Hamilton, ON L8K 4J9. Parastos will be held Saturday, January 5, 2008, 10:00 a.m.

Memory Eternal - Vjecnaja Pamjat

Fr. Nazarius (Pribojan)

1976-St.George in Carmichaels,Pa.

1977-1978-St. Sava in Boston, Ma.

1979-St.Petka - Johnstown, Pa.

1980-1983 - Holy Mother of God Monastery, Shadeland

1984-St.Sava - Winnipeg, Manitoba

1986-1988 - St.Sava - Edmonton, Alberta

1989-1990 - St.Stephen - Ottawa, Ontario

1991-1999 - St.Petka - Orlando,Florida
*1993-1996 served as administrator of the newly formed Sts. Peter and Paul Mission in Atlanta, Ga

Member of Diocesan Department of College Student Ministry in late 1970's.