Monday, March 13, 2006

In Memoriam: The Very Rev. Victor Sokolov

Some here will remember that Fr. Victor was rector of Holy Resurrection Vancouver in the late 1980s; some of our seminarians were at St. Vlad's with one or more of his children.

In Memoriam: The Very Rev. Victor Sokolov

Article posted: 3/13/2006 9:53 AM

SAN FRANCISCO, CA [OCA Communications] — After
a lengthy battle with cancer, the Very Rev. Victor Sokolov,
dean of Holy Trinity Cathedral here, fell asleep in
the Lord at his home in Healdsburg, CA, at
approximately 11:30 p.m. on the night of
Sunday, March 12, 2006.

Surrounded by his wife, Matushka Barbara,
and family members, he received Holy
Communion earlier in the afternoon.

A detailed obituary will be forthcoming.

May Father Victor's memory be eternal!

8 comments:

MatDonna said...

sorry for the formatting problems, I tried to fix them but I just don't have time to fuss with it any further right now.

elizabeth said...

Memory Eternal...

kimberley said...

I think my brother was mentioning him to me just a few days ago.

Donna, was Fr Victor also serve as priest at the St.Herman's in Edmonton?

elizabeth said...

it seems that he was a very special, beautiful priest... may God be near his family and church...

http://www.holy-trinity.org/

MatDonna said...

To my knowledge Fr. Victor never served at Edmonton, at least not as an assignment-- the holy trinity SF web page bio does not mention it-- he apparently came to Vancouver after graduating St. Vlad's, and left to serve as dean of the cathedral in SF, where he stayed until his illness.

kimberley said...

Ah, he was the one who intially began the work at UBC in the 80's. I knew his name was a familiar one. Maybe there will be a panekhida for his memory at Holy Resurrection. I will check with the Fouriks.

MatDonna said...

This Saturday March 18th is a Memorial Saturday, and we will be having either a panikhida or a trisagion after vespers to remember the departed. We will certainly remember Fr. Victor along with the others. There will be a special sheet on the narthex table for the names we all wish to be remembered at this time.

kimberley said...

Thanks Mat Donna. I'm sure there are some that have personal memories of him from his time in Vancouver.

Matthew, or maybe it was FrChris, was telling me about Fr Andre being mentioned in the Journals of FrAlexander Schmemmen, as the one who was sent to pick him up from the airport. He explained that his visit & his experience of Vancouver was so warm, because of his hosts and their stories.

It's so beautiful that some of these characters from the stories are still very much in our physical midst. I like the idea of recording some of these memories to keep in our archives--our family history.