Archangel Michael Christianorthodox Cemetery Ltd is a religious organization in Roscoe, New York. It was granted tax-exempt status by IRS in September, 2008. (On official documentation “Christianorthodox” is spelled as is, without a hyphen or space between the words).
The Archangel Michael Christianorthodox Cemetery Ltd (EIN: 208741575) is located across the street from the main body of the St Nektarios Monastery’s property. The cemetery address is also listed as 100 Anawanda Lake Road—though the cemetery is on the opposite side of Anawanda Lake Road, in which all the addresses end in odd numbers.
Fr Epifanios Kapritsas (originally from Toronto, Canada) is the director of the cemetery and takes care of all the correspondence dealing with cemetery business.
The first person to be buried in the cemetery was Anastasia Kourkoumelis, who was tonsured a great-schema nun shortly before her burial. Other people of note are both grandfathers of Deacon Stefanos and his younger brother Novice Michael. As well as Fr. Panteleimon Fatsis who was in Volos around the same time as Geronda Ephraim during the 40s.
The cemetery had been in operation for several months before it’s official ruling on Sept. 1, 2008. The original price for cemetery plots was $10,000.
Archangel Michael Christianorthodox Cemetery Ltd is a Intermediate Corporation.
For Tax purposes Contributions are deductible. The organization is a Organization that normally receives no more than one third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one third of its), support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes. 509(a)(2) The technical IRS classification for Archangel Michael Christianorthodox Cemetery Ltd is a religious organization.
This organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Thus, the Archdiocese or any other ecclesiastical official cannot interfere with its function or financials as it is not officially (or legally) recognized as a part of St. Nektarios Greek Orthodox Monastery but is rather a separate, independent entity (though on paper it is owned by a monk of St. Nektarios, Fr. Epifanios). As well, it is not even listed as an Orthodox organization but rather a Protestant organization under Code X21 (X = Religion-related; 21 = Protestant Christianity). http://nccs.urban.org/classification/NTEE.cfm