Condolences Sent by Metropolitan Tikhon on the Falling Asleep of Former Greek Orthodox Bishop of Pittsburgh, Metropolitan Maximos

November 3, 2020
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Your Eminence, Dear Brother and Concelebrant in the Lord’s Mysteries,

It is with sorrow that I write to you today to offer my prayers and condolences for the newly-departed servant of God, His Eminence Metropolitan Maximos, the former Metropolitan of Pittsburgh. May his memory be eternal!

Metropolitan Maximos was a pivotal figure in Orthodoxy in America. As a scholar, professor, and pastor, he was beloved by many both within the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese and without. He had a special connection with the Orthodox Church in America, where he was particularly well regarded during the time he spent on the Board of Trustees of St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary, as well as the shorter period he spent teaching there. It was sorrowful to know the struggles he has gone through over the past decade, but we pray that he is now at rest. May he rest with the righteous, and may his memory be eternal!

With intercessions on behalf of your archpastoral ministry, and with prayers for the mourning Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America and Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Pittsburgh, I remain

Sincerely Yours in Christ,

+ Tikhon
Archbishop of Washington
Metropolitan of All America and Canada

Address of Metropolitan Maximos to the 12th All American Council of the Orthodox Church in America, held in 1999 in Pittsburgh PA