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On the third of May 1971, the First Primate of our Church of the U.S.A., His Beatitude, John, Archbishop of Philadelphia and Metropolitan of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of North and South America, fell asleep in the Lord. The Funeral Services and Eulogies on his behalf, witnessed unto the entire world the extreme sorrow with which the clergy and faithful accepted his repose. Thousands of his spiritual flock along with all the clergy and faithful of other churches and faiths paid homage while he lay in state. Faithful of other Orthodox Churches with their hierarchs and clergy conducted memorial prayers. “These services, eulogies and farewells formed an undying wreath, which we placed upon his fresh grave out of a deep respect and love for him.” (Archbishop Mstyslav)