NEW YORK: August 26, 2010 
Metropolitan Hilarion Sends Condolences to Serbian Bishop Longin on the Death of Metropolitan Christopher

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, 

Metropolitan Hilarion
Of Eastern America and New York
First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia  
August 25, 2010