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Metropolitan Christopher
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Birth: Nov. 24, 1928
Death: Aug. 18, 2010

The Most Reverend Metropolitan Christopher, age 81, beloved Archpastor and spiritual father of the Serbian Orthodox Metropolitanate of Libertyville-Chicago, was reposed in the Lord on Wednesday, August 18, 2010. Born on Christmas Day in 1928 in Galveston Texas, to the late Petar and Rista Kovacevich, baptized Velimir Kovachevich.

His Eminence Metropolitan Christopher is survived by son Petar (Michele) Kovacevich, Paul (Roxanne) Kovachevich, Valerie (Simo) Backo and Velimir (Pamela) Kovacevich;, grandchildren Alexandra, Elizabeth, Christopher, Lauren, Taylor and Benjamin Kovachevich and Crista, Nicholas and Luke Backo; sister Gertrude (Gospava) Popovich, sister Vida Rector, brother Blazo Kovacevich and sister Joyce (Radosava) McDonald. His Eminence Metropolitan Christopher is preceded in eternal life by brothers Ilija, Veljko, Djordje, Danilo, Ljubomir, Janko and Rosalie (Ruza) Kovacevich. His Eminence Metropolitan Christopher will be sorely missed by numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, devotees and friends world-wide. May the Lord our God grant blessed repose and eternal rest to His Eminence Metropolitan Christopher

Hierarchical Divine Liturgy Monday August 23, 10 a.m. at the Holy Resurrection Serbian Orthodox Cathedral, 5701 Redwood Drive, Chicago, IL 60631. Funeral Matins 7 p.m. at the Cathedral. Hierarchical Divine Liturgy and Requiem Service Tuesday, August 24, 9 a.m. at the St. Sava Monastery, 32377 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Libertyville, IL 60048. Interment St. Sava Cemetery.

Donations in memory of His Eminence Metropolitan Christopher to the St. Sava Monastery Fresco Fund in the name of Metropolitan Christopher will be appreciated. For more information please call SVETA GORA, Serbian Orthodox Funeral Home at


Published in The State Journal-Register on August 22, 2010 
Serbian Orthodox Monastery of Saint Sava
Lake County
Illinois, USA
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Record added: Aug 22, 2010
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Rest In Peace, Metropolitan Christopher!
- Eman Bonnici
 Added: Dec. 8, 2012

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