May 3/16, 2022
Venerable Theodosius, Abbot of the Kiev Caves
to all Parish Rectors & Monastery Abbots of the Eastern American Diocese
Dear in the Lord Reverend Fathers,
Christ is Risen!
In connection with the repose of our universally beloved archpastor and father, His Eminence, Metropolitan Hilarion, I am writing to inform you of the order of commemoration of the hierarchy at the divine services.
The name of His Eminence Mark, Metropolitan of Berlin & Germany, is to be commemorated in all churches of the Diocese after that of His Holiness, Patriarch Kyrill, with following wording: „for our lord the Very Most Reverend Metropolitan Mark.” At the Great Entrance and at “Among the first, remember, O Lord” (after the name of His Holiness, the Patriarch) ‒ “our lord the Very Most Reverend Mark, Metropolitan of Berlin & Germany.” A full list of commemorations is attached.
Services commemorating “the newly reposed Metropolitan Hilarion” are to be held in all churches of the Diocese.
May his memory be eternal!
With love in the Risen Christ,
Bishop of Manhattan
Vicar of the Eastern American Diocese
UPDATE: In accordance with the resolution of the Synod of Bishops, His Grace, Bishop Nicholas, is to be commemorated after Metropolitan Mark in his capacity as acting ruling bishop.