Funeral Service for Archbishop Michael
Metropolitan Lawrence Huculak, OSBM presided with Bishops and Clergy at the closing panakyda after the Funeral Divine Liturgy for Archbishop Emeritus Michael Bzdel, C.Ss.R. on Thursday, April 12, 2012 in St. Joseph’s Ukrainian Catholic Church, 250 Jefferson Ave., Winnipeg, MB.
A large crowd filled the church with 8 bishops and more than 20 priests and deacons in attendance. After the internment, a hot dinner was served in the parish auditorium. A tribute from the family was given by Mr. Gerrard Bzdel, the Archbishop’s nephew and by Bishop David Motiuk of Edmonton.
A Heirarchical Parastas was celebrated on Wednesday evening at the Cathedral of Ss. Vladimir and Olga.
Internment at Holy Family Cemetery, Winnipeg, Manitoba: