Condolences From:
The Russian Orthodox Church
Outside of Russia

Beloved in the Lord clergymen and flock of the American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese in the USA:  

News of the repose of His Eminence Metropolitan Nicholas, who was universally beloved, brought pain not only in my unworthy heart but in the hearts of many who had know the dear Vladyka. I pray for the repose of his soul in the abode of the righteous, and, being here in Australia, I make my last mental kiss to His Eminence. May the Lord strengthen “all who weep and suffer, desiring Christ’s consolation.”  

With undying love in the Lord,

Metropolitan of Eastern America and New York, 
First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia