To His Grace Bishop Longin
of New Gracanica-Midwest America
Your Grace, Vladyko!
It was with pain in my heart that I learned of the repose of His Eminence Metropolitan Christopher, who had labored so greatly for the sake of Holy Orthodoxy in North America. I send him my last kiss, raising earnest prayers for the repose of his soul.
With love in the Lord,
Of Eastern America and New York
First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia
August 25, 2010