Parishes Mark the 25th Anniversary
of the Death of Priest Vladimir Evskiukov
Solemn pannikhidas were performed in the parishes of the Diocese
of Australia and New Zealand, on June 29, 2005, the 25th anniversary
of the repose of Father Vladimir Evskiukov. A special service was
held in the Melbourne Cathedral, where Fr Vladimir served as parish
Fr Vladimir graduated Holy Trinity Seminary in Jordanville in 1966.
That year he was ordained to the deaconate by Bishop Anthony of
Melbourne (who later became Archbishop of San Francisco and Western
America). On August 3, 1969, Bishop Constantine of Brisbaine ordained
Fr Vladimir into the priesthood.
Until 1975, Fr Vladimir was the rector of the parish in Djeelong,
after which he was transferred to Protection Cathedral in Melbourne.
Six months later, Archbishop Theodosius of Sydney, Australia and
New Zealand (+1980) appointed him the Cathedral Rector, and in 1978
he was awarded the pectoral cross.
Fr Vladimir died at the age of 37, during his 11th year of service
as a priest. He was a particularly enthusiastic educator, establishing
the periodical Pokrovskiye listki ["Protection Pages"],
which were published in large editions by the printing concern he
established, St Ksenia the Blessed Press. Fr Vladimir also established
an Orthodox Bible Youth Group and was its spiritual guide, as well
as the spiritual father of Pravoslavnoye Delo ["Orthodox Work"]
in Australia, and was a member of the Central Committee of the Brotherhood
abroad. As a member of the Brotherhood, he fought to aid those who
suffered persecution for Orthodoxy in our Fatherland, which was
suffering at the hands of the godless state.
Theodosius and Priest Vladimir Evsiukov.
funeral service for Fr Vladimir at Melbourne Cathedral.