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Metropolitans Hilarion and Tikhon at the Novo-Diveevo Stavropegial Convent of the Holy Dormition, Nanuet, NY in 2018.

On May 16, 2022, His Beatitude Metropolitan Tikhon sent letters of condolence to His Holiness Patriarch Kirill and to the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia on the occasion of the repose of His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America and New York, and the First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia.

In his letters, His Beatitude said that it was due “in no small part thanks to Metropolitan Hilarion’s signal leadership, [that] the Orthodox Church in America enjoys fraternal good relations with ROCOR, relations which have only helped to deepen and strengthen our long-standing fraternal cooperation with the Russian Orthodox Church at large.”

May Metropolitan Hilarion’s memory be eternal!