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Condolence Letter on the Falling Asleep of Metropolitan Hilarion

Condolence Letter on the Falling Asleep of Metropolitan Hilarion

May 16, 2022 

 

To the Pleroma of the Orthodox Christian Church in the USA 

Beloved in the Risen Christ: 

Christ is Risen! Truly He is Risen! 
 

With great sorrow, we learned today of the passing of the First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia, the ever-memorable Metropolitan Hilarion (Kapral). 

Metropolitan Hilarion was a kind, humble, and able servant of his flock, respected and loved by all who knew him. 

On behalf of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America, we pray for the eternal repose and everlasting memory of Metropolitan Hilarion, and we express our deepest condolences to our Brothers and Sisters in ROCOR in this, the time of their mourning. In these moments of loss, we understand that what binds us together in the Risen Christ is far greater and far stronger than anything in the world. 

May his memory be eternal. Christ is Risen! 

With consolations in our Risen Lord,  

† ELPIDOPHOROS 
Archbishop of America 

 

 

The letter was originally published by the Office of the Chairman of the Assembly of Canonical Bishops