Father Seraphim Michalenko, MIC, age 90, of Stockbridge, MA, a former co-pastor of St. Ann Melkite Church of Danbury, brother of Sr. Victoria Michalenko and the late Sr. Sophia Michalenko, died Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021, from an illness related to COVID-19. Fr. Seraphim, the world-renowned expert on the life and the spirituality of St. Faustina — the man who smuggled photographic images of the pages of St. Faustina's Diary out of Communist-occupied Poland in the 1970s and later documented her beatification and canonization miracles — A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, February 20, 2021, at 9 a.m. at The Shrine of The Divine Mercy, Stockbridge, MA. Burial will take place in the Marian Fathers Cemetery. Due to the concerns about social gatherings affecting us all at this time, attendance is limited. The Mass will be live-streamed. You are invited to join the Marian Fathers and Fr. Seraphim's family by going to www.thedivinemercy.org. Memorial contributions may be made to the Marian Fathers, Shrine of The Divine Mercy, Stockbridge, MA 01263. Kindly go to Tribute Wall to see an additional photograph of Fr. Seraphim.
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