|Birth: ||Jan. 24, 1962|
|Death: ||Dec. 18, 2009|
Former Head of the Russian Ecclesiastical Mission in Jerusalem of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia, the late Archimandrite was born Francis R. McLellan Jr. in 1962, and attended the Boston Public Schools and Roxbury Latin, graduating from Commonwealth School. He earned his B.Th from Holy Trinity Seminary in Jordanville, New York, where he was Englis Language Valedictorian.
McLellan received his M.A. and Ph.D degrees from Brown University in Slavic Language and Literature. He taught Russian at the University of Missouri at Columbia, and at Princeton University.
At the request of the late Metropolitan Laurus Skurla, Joasaph was tonsured at Holy Trinity Monastery in Jordanville, New York, becoming a Priest on December 7, 2008. He was elevated to the rank of Archimandrite shortly after being named Head of the Ecclesiastical Mission. As the head of the mission, Fr. Joasaph served at Ascension Convent on the Mount of Olives and Gethsemane Convent.
He was diagnosed with cancer last August while visiting family in Boston, and died at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston from cholangiocarcinoma, aged 47, on Saturday, December 18, 2009.
Holy Trinity Orthodox Monastery
New York, USA
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Truly A Shining Light And Dear Son Of The Church Abroad. May His Memory Be Eternal!|
Added: Mar. 27, 2010