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      Carolyn Whitlock

      Online articles about bells written by Father Roman Lukianov or make reference to him because of his love of bells are listed at the bottom of this page.

      Roman Lukianov
      FRAMINGHAM – Mitered Archpriest Roman Lukianov, of Framingham, MA, died Monday, May 14, 2007, surrounded by his family. He was the husband of Irina Lukianov for 57 years.

      Born in Tsaritsin, Russia, he was the son of Eugene and Olga Lukianov. His father had been exiled during the Soviet regime. His family then moved to Moscow, Rostov and Kharkov, Ukraine. As a boy, he belonged to a radio club, and that gave the start to his electronic engineering profession. During World War II, at age 15, he became the head of the family when his father was arrested and murdered by the NKVD. He repaired radios, and his first payment was half a loaf of bread. When the German Army was retreating from Kharkov in 1943, his mother and brother were taken to Germany as laborers.

      After the war in 1949, the family moved to Los Angeles, Calif., where Father Roman married his wife. In the beginning, he was a construction worker, built hearing aids, repaired radios and TVs, and attended UCLA in the evenings. Later, he worked in the electronic industry, designing the first computers.

      In 1956, the Lukianov family moved to Massachusetts, where Father Roman was an active member of the small Russian Orthodox Holy Epiphany parish in Dorchester. In 1966, he was ordained a deacon by Metropolitan Philaret, First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad. Three years later, he was ordained to the priesthood and was assigned as rector of the Holy Epiphany Russian Orthodox Church. For 10 years, Father Roman continued to work full time as an electronic engineer at Honeywell and as a co-founder of Cambridge Memories. After the parish grew, he retired from engineering to devote himself fully to the parish.

      Due to his illness, he retired in January 2007 from his post as rector of Holy Epiphany Russian Orthodox Church in Roslindale, where he faithfully served for more than 40 years. He was instrumental in achieving the Act of Reunification of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad with the Russian Orthodox Church of the Russian Federation, officiated May 17, 2007.

      Besides his wife, he leaves his daughter, Natalie Papkov of Des Plaines, Ill.; his sons, Eugene of Detroit, Mich., and Alexey and Nicholas of Framingham; his brother, Oleg, of Los Angeles, Calif.; a sister-in-law, Geraldine; a son-in-law, Archpriest Andre Papkov; daughters-in-law, Nancy, Susan and Deborah; and 13 grandchildren.

      A funeral service will take place Tuesday, May 22, at 9:30 p.m., followed by a Priest’s Requiem Burial Service, at 1 p.m., at Holy Epiphany Russian Orthodox Church, 963 South St., Roslindale.

      A memorial and burial service will take place Wednesday, May 23, at noon, at Holy Trinity Monastery, Jordanville, N.Y.

      Online Articles by or referenced to Roman Lukianov

      A Brief History of Russian Bells – http://www.russianbells.com/history/history1.html

      Overview of the Origin and History of Russian Bell-Founding – http://www.russianbells.com/history/history2.html

      Sanctus Bells – History and Use in the Catholic Church – http://www.ewtn.com/library/liturgy/sanctusbells.pdf

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