Archbishop Alypy
Archbishop Alypy is Hospitalized Following an Accident--May 2002

Archbishop Alypy is Hospitalized Following an Accident

On Saturday, 18 April His Eminence Archbishop Alypy of Chicago and Midwestern America fell from a height and suffered a serious injury. Vladyka Alypy was preparing for the celebration of Easter and decided to prune the branches of a tall tree near the Protection Cathedral in Chicago. Vladyka fell on his head and sustained a spinal injury. Vladyka was immediately brought to the hospital to the intensive care unit. On 19 April, Archbishop Alypy partook of the Holy Gifts, was anointed from the oil from the ever-burning lamp at the relics of St. John and underwent a surgical procedure. At his feet lay the icon of St. Jonah Manchuria the Miracle-Worker.

Archbishop Alypy received the Holy Gifts on Lazarus Saturday, Palm Sunday, on Great Wednesday, Great Thursday, Great Saturday and right after Paschal liturgy.

On the second week of Easter, the First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russian, Metropolitan Laurus, performed the Diving Liturgy. He came to Chicago to visit his brother in Christ, Archbishop Alypy, and also to console the flock of the Chicago Diocese.

At the present time, Vladyka Alypy cannot move his legs. A fund has been established at the diocese to help pay the medical bills relating to the operation and rehabilitation.

Donations may be sent to the Diocesan Treasurer at the following address (make checks payable to the "Diocese of Chicago and Detroit"):

Archbishop Alypy Rehabilitation Fund
c/o Mr. Leonid Hantel
4728 N. Laramie Avenue
Chicago, IL 60630, U.S.A.

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