15 August 2019 • In Memoriam
With faith in Christ and hope in the resurrection, we share news of the repose of Seminary Alumnus Very Rev. John J. Matusiak. Father John passed away on August 15, the Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos, following a battle with bladder and spinal cancer.
Father John was pastor emeritus of St. Joseph Church, Wheaton, IL, and served the Chancery of the Orthodox Church in America (OCA) for fifty years in various positions, including director of youth ministry, director of communications, director of church growth, and managing editor of The Orthodox Church newspaper. He was also well known as the “Q&A guru” from the OCA website’s popular “Questions and Answers about Orthodoxy” resource.