To His Eminence Mark
Metropolitan of Berlin & Germany
Locum Tenens of the Presidency of the Synod of Bishops
of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia
Christ is Risen!
We received the news of the passing of Metropolitan Hilarion with sadness, and assure you and the entire ROCOR community of Our prayers from the Holy Tomb of our risen Lord and Savior Jesus Christ for the repose of his soul in the Heavenly Kingdom.
Although Metropolitan Hilarion’s presence will be missed, We rejoice that his long-suffering in his earthly life may be counted as a worthy offering to our merciful Lord. "For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord" (Romans 623).
We hope and pray for your blessed transition as Locum Tenens of the Presidency of the Synod of Bishops, and extend Our warm encouragement at this time.
With Our Patriarchal condolences and brotherly love in Christ,
Patriarch of Jerusalem
Holy City of Jerusalem
Wednesday, May 18, 2022