A Traditional Orthodox Women's Monastery
Orthodox Church in AmericaDiocese of the South

Archbishop Dmitri WritingOur Beloved +Dmitri

May His Memory Be Eternal!

November 02, 1923 - August 28, 2011

"His Eminence, the Most Reverend Dmitri, 87, retired Archbishop of Dallas and the Diocese of the South, fell asleep in the Lord at his home here at 2:00 a.m. Sunday morning, August 28, 2011.

His Beatitude, Metropolitan Jonah, and many priests and faithful had kept vigil in Dallas during Archbishop Dmitri’s final days. The Metropolitan was to have traveled to the Czech Republic with a delegation from the Orthodox Church in America, but remained in Dallas to be with the Archbishop.

"Strive to be always prepared for death, for death is near to both the elderly and the young, to monks and laymen equally, and often it comes suddenly and unexpectedly. Let everyone consider what will happen with his soul."
-- St Barsanuphius of Optina

Funeral services will be celebrated at Dallas’ Saint Seraphim Cathedral—the parish Archbishop Dmitri founded as a mission shortly after his ordination in 1954. Days and times will be posted at oca.org as they are received.

Consecrated to the episcopacy in 1969, Archbishop Dmitri’s ministry spanned 57 remarkable years."