NEW YORK: May 28, 2010
The First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad Expresses Condolences to Grand Duchess Maria Vladimirovna

To Her Imperial Highness
Grand Duchess Maria Vladimirovna

Your Imperial Highness!

It was with pain in my heart that I learned of the repose of Grand Duchess Leonida Georgievna, whose life and good deeds always attested to her profound love for the Church and the Homeland.

Sharing your sorrow, I send my final kiss to the late Grand Duchess, and pray for the repose of her bright soul, and to you I wish the consolation of Christ and His heavenly aid.

With love in the Lord,

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

May 25, 2010