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Protodeacon Alexis Washington, who was attached to Saints Peter and Paul Church in Phoenix, fell asleep in the Lord on Sunday, October 2, 2016 following a lengthy battle with cancer.

Born in Chicago, IL on July 26, 1948, he completed the Orthodox Church in America’s Late Vocation Program in 1997, after which he was ordained to the diaconate on January 31, 1998 by His Grace, Bishop [later Archbishop] Job at Holy Trinity Cathedral, Chicago, IL. He was elevated to the dignity of Protodeacon by the Holy Synod of Bishops in 2004. He faithfully served the cathedral community until December 2005, when he was attached to Saints Peter and Paul Church.

Visitation will begin at Saints Peter and Paul Church, 1614 East Monte Vista Road, Phoenix, AZ at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, October 7.  The Funeral service will be celebrated at 7:00 p.m. On Saturday, October 8, the Divine Liturgy and Panikhida will be celebrated at 9:00 a.m., followed by interment at Holy Redeemer Cemetery. A luncheon will be served at the parish hall after the interment.

Additional information will be posted as received. May Protodeacon Alexis’ memory be eternal!

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