12 January 2021

2021-01-12 MEMORY ETERNAL. The Honorary Patriarchal Exarch of All Belarus, Metropolitan Filaret (Vakhromeev) ha Reposed in the Lord

he Head of the Imperial House of Russia, H.I.H. .The Grand Duchess Maria of Russia, and her heir, H.I.H. The Tsesarevich and Grand Duke George of Russia, were deeply saddened to receive the news of the death of the Honorary Exarch of All Belarus, Metropolitan Filaret (Vakhromeev) of Minsk and Zaslavl (1935-2021).


Metropolitan Filaret loved and respected the Imperial House of Russia. His support, in the form of his archpastoral prayers and counsel, was greatly valued by the Imperial Family. For his outstanding service to the Holy Church and the nation, the Head of the Imperial House of Russia awarded him the Imperial Order of St. Alexander Nevsky in 2005.


Grand Duchess Maria of Russia and Tsesarevich George of Russia pray for the repose of the soul of the deceased archpastor and extend their condolences to His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, to the Patriarchal Exarch of All Belarus, His Eminence Metropolitan Benjamin of Minsk and Zaslavl, and to all the clergy and faithful of the Exarchate of Belarus of the Russian Orthodox Church.


Grant, O Lord, eternal rest to Thy newly reposed servant, Metropolitan Filaret, and may his memory be eternal!


See also http://imperialhouse.ru/en/allnews-en/news/687.html.

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