Condolences From:
The Holy Synod of the
Orthodox Church In America

It was with profound sadness that we learned of the blessed repose of His Eminence, Metropolitan Nicholas, Ruling Hierarch of the American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese. In our sadness we are greatly comforted that Metropolitan Nicholas, in life and in death, has been a witness to the love of our Lord Jesus Christ and to Christ’s Holy Resurrection.

The falling asleep of His Eminence is a great loss to the People of God of the Carpatho-Russian Diocese, whom he served with great zeal and devotion. His leadership and joyful service to our Lord were a source of continual blessings, especially for the clergy and faithful under his care, but also to all Orthodox Christians, and indeed to the people of our society. He was a teacher of righteousness, a model of piety, and an example of apostolic service.

The Holy Synod, clergy and faithful of the Orthodox Church in America join me in offering our condolences and assuring all the clergy, monastics and faithful of the Carpatho-Russian Diocese of our prayers for the repose of the soul of Metropolitan Nicholas. With Metropolitan Nicholas we take refuge in the hope of the Resurrection.

We are confident that the Risen Lord has embraced His servant with love, and that our brother Metropolitan Nicholas, who in his ministry multiplied the talents the Lord had given him, has entered into the joy of His Master.

+Metropolitan Jonah

The Orthodox Church in America