Holy New Martyrs and Confessors of Russia
A Parish of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia
Norwich CT USA
In Memoriam
Anna Kononchik
Anna Kononchik

Anna Kononchik was born in Montville, CT, October 6, 1928 to the late Joseph Stanley Pirogenia and Caroline (Skoczylas) Pirogenia. Anna reposed in the Lord on Monday, February 21, 2022.

Anna loved church as her faith was very important to her. She was a member of the St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Norwich for most of her life and later became a founding member of the Holy New Martyrs and Confessors of Russia in Norwich. She was instrumental in founding Holy New Martyrs, being very involed in the Sisterhood and always helping out at our annual Fall Festival.  She will be greatly missed.

Anna was preceded in death by her brother Joseph S Pirogenia. She is survived by her daughter Sandra Kononchik and husband Bill Gorman who were her caretakers for nine years before her passing. Also, her grandson Nicholas who tended to her gardens and ran errands for her. A son Michael Kononchik, and wife Diane, and their sons Brian and Gregory. A son Joseph Kononchik, and children Joseph and Katelyn. Also, several greatgrandchildren.



Helen Tarryk

A founding member of oiur parish and the mother of other founding members, Helen Tarryk, 93,
reposed peacefully in the Lord on Sunday March 10, 2013. She was born in  Manhattan, NY on April 11, 1919 to the late Dimitry and Emilia (Sczyk) Pisarko.  Helen was a wonderful Mom, Grandma, Great-Grandma, Wife, Sister,
Sister-in-law and Friend to all. She was" a friendly ray of sunshine", to quote from her high school year book. She will be truly missed.  Memory Eternal!

Her Orthodox faith was very important to her as a member of St. Nicholas and Holy New Martyrs and Confessors Churches in Norwich. Helen had a beautiful singing voice and was a member of both church choirs.  Calling Hours will be held Friday evening from 6 P.M. to 8 P.M. with Panikhida Services at 7 P.M. at Holy New Martyrs and Confessors of Russia Church, Funeral Services will be held on Saturday at 10 A.M. at the church with interment immediately following at St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Cemetery, 94 Salem Tnpk., Norwich, CT. In lieu of flowers, donations may
be made to Holy New Martyrs Church Norwich.

She will be truly missed. May her Memory be Eternal!

Norwich Bulletin Obituary.

Regina Pishal

Regina Pishal February 9, 1939 - November 16, 2011 Norwich - Regina (Kozlowski) Pishal, 72 wife of the late Paul Pishal of Lucas Park Rd., died Wednesday afternoon at the Hartford Hospital. Born in Wilno, Poland on February 9, 1939, she was the daughter of the late Stanley and Luba (Antiporowich) Kozlowski. On May 26, 1979 in Hartford at the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, she was united in marriage to Paul Pishal who died on July 24, 2007. Prior to her retirement she was employed as an insurance rater. Mrs. Pishal was a devoted member of the Orthodox Church of the Holy New Martyrs and Confessors of Russia. Surviving are two step sons Victor Pishal of Derby, Paul Pishal of Johnscreek, GA, a step daughter Olga Attebery of Atlanta, GA, and two grandchildren Alexander and Elizabeth Pishal. Funeral services will be held on Saturday November 26 at 10 A.M. in the Holy Trinity Monastery, Jordanville, NY, with burial to follow in the Monastery's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial donations in Regina's memory may be made to The Orthodox Church of the Holy New Martyrs and Confessors of Russia, 364 Canterbury Tpke., Norwich, CT 06360.

Alexander Horochivsky

Alexander Horochivsky December 29, 1928 - November 13, 2011 Norwich - Alexander Horochivsky, 82, of 86 Cedar St. died Sunday at his home.  He was born in Hartford on December 29, 1928 the son of the late Very Reverend Vasil and Maria (Krayniak) Horochivsky.  Alex was employed for over 30 years as an accountant at Electric Boat in Groton before retiring.  He is survived by two brothers, Nicholas Horochivsky of Uncasville and Michael Horochivsky of Lompoc, CA and nieces and nephews.   He was, for many years, a faithful member of our church.   A Graveside Service was held on Wednesday November 16th 2011 at 1:00 P.M. at St. John's Ukrainian Orthodox Cemetery in Chesterfield. We shall miss him.

Memory Eternal!

Tatiana Petry
Tatiana Petry May 29, 1929 - July 14, 2011 Norwich - Tatiana (Lohmann) Petry, 82, died Thursday evening at her home surrounded by her loving family.  Born in Glukhov, Russia on May 29, 1929, she was the daughter of the late Ippolit and Sophia (Svoehotova) Lohmann.  Prior to her retirement she was the librarian at the Sterling Memorial Library at Yale.  Surviving is her daughter and son in law Tatiana and C. Paul Przybylski of Norwich with whom she made her home and her granddaughter Natasha Przybylski.  She has long been a faithful member of our church.  We shall miss her. 

Memory Eternal!

Metropolitan Laurus
His Eminence Metropolitan Laurus Passes Away 

On Sunday, 16 March 2008, on the day of the Triumph of Orthodoxy, His Eminence Metropolitan Laurus, First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, reposed in the Lord.

The late Vladyka Laurus "fought the good fight, completed the course, preserved inviolate the faith," and conquered the long division in the Russian Church.

May His Eminence abide in the Kingdom of Heaven.

Memory eternal to him!

Our beloved Metropolitan Laurus

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Bruce (Herman) Goodsell

Bruce Goodsell - Dec. 23, 1946 - June 13, 2008

With the repose of Bruce Goodsell, Holy New Martyrs and its' community have lost a beloved friend and brother in faith.   He came to us with energy and drive that are reflected in the many projects in which he was engaged as a truly active part of our Church family.  "Everywhere I look," said one parishioner, "I can see his handiwork."  Our choir director said, with tears: "I can still hear him join us in singing the Creed and the Our Father.”   No one he met in our midst was left untouched.   He was a mentor to some, confidant to others, a friend to all.   Above all, he was a man of piety whose faith and example remain an inspiration for us all.  Remember us in your prayers, Bruce, as we remember you.

Memory Eternal!

Panakhida (Memorial Service) - Thursday June 19 at 7:00 pm

Funeral - Friday June 20 at 9:00 am

Westerly Sun Obituary

Upcoming Services & Events
Saturday, 19 May / 1 June
5:30 pm Vigil
Sunday, 20 May / 2 June
9:30 am Hours and Divine Liturgy
Wednesday, 23 May / 5 June
6:00 pm Akathist & Orthodoxy 101 Class 
Saturday, 26 May / 8 June
5:30 pm Vigil
Sunday, 27 May / 9 June
9:30 am Hours and Divine Liturgy
Wednesday, 30 May / 12 June
6:00 pm  Vigil 

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