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The Archbishop of Ohrid and Macedonia Stefan at the Embassy of the Russian Federation ( 10.12.2008 )

On the 9th of December, the Embassy of the Russian Federation in Skopje opened a book of sorrow for the departed Patriarch of the Russain Orthodox Church Alexy II in which, among others, have sighed in the President of the Republic of Macedonia Branko Crvenkovski and the Archbishop of the Macedonian Orthodox Church Stefan. The Archbishop Stefan wrote: “The departed First Hierarch of our sister Russian Church will be remembered as a Hierarch who succeded to renew and unite the Russian Orthodoxy, a man – fighter for the purity and peace in the Orthodoxy, in the Church of Christ… We, the Macedonian Orthodox Church, in his person had a true friend and interpreter of our deserved place in the Orthodox community. May God rest his soul.”