On Tuesday, September 25, clergy and faithful of greater Philadelphia gathered in St. Michael the Archangel Church to bid farewell to their pastor emeritus. Early in the morning, the Dean of the Atlantic States, Archpriest John Vass celebrated the Divine Liturgy co-served by parish rector Priest Gregory Winsky and a multitude of clergy from the Patriarchal Parishes, the Russian Church Abroad, and other local Orthodox jurisdictions.
Following the Divine Liturgy, the funeral service for a priest was served by the Chancellor of the Patriarchal Parishes in the USA, Archpriest Igor Tarasov. Fr. Igor read aloud condolonces to the family and parishioners of St. Michael the Archangel Church from the Administrator of the Patriarchal Parishes in the USA, Bishop John of Naro-Fominsk. During the service, condolonces were also read from the former administrators of the Patriarchal Parishes.
The church was filled with parishioners wishing to lift their prayers to the priest who served faithfully their parish for more than thirty years. Reading the Prayer of Absolution was Archpriest Emil Minkovich.
The clergy proceeded to the cemetary where Fr. Vincent was later buried. A repast was then held in the parish hall of St. Michael Church prepared by the parish sisterhood.