Basil M. Schott, OFM, Ruthenian metropolitan archbishop RIP

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BM Schott.jpgAfter struggling with Leukemia Metropolitan Basil Myron Schott, OFM, died this morning. He was 71. I have fond memories of meeting the archbishop and always found him to be a kind and holy man.

Since 2002, Archbishop Basil was the head of the Byzantine Ruthenian Catholic Church in the USA.

May his memory be eternal.

The funeral arrangements for His Eminence, Metropolitan Basil, Schott funeral arrangements.pdf.

A glimpse into the Metropolitan's life here and here.

A Pittsburgh Tribune Obit is posted here.


The service this morning was beautiful. At last night's service, one of the attending bishops told a little story about the Archbishop. It seems they went to a restaurant together, and Archbishop Basil soon left their table to speak with people at another, laughing and joking with them. When he returned, his fellow bishop asked "Who are those people?" The Archbishop replied, "Oh, I have no idea."

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Paul A. Zalonski is from New Haven, CT. He is a member of the Fraternity of Communion and Liberation, a Catholic ecclesial movement and an Oblate of Saint Benedict. Contact Paul at paulzalonski[at]



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