Funeral service of the Russian Patriarch Alexy II
In the cathedral
On the funeral service of His Holiness Alexy, the representatives of the Local Orthodox Churches also took part: from Orthodox Church of Alexandria – the Metropolitan Peter; from Orthodox Church of Antiohia – the representative of the Patriarch, Episcope Niphon; from Orthodox Church of Jerusalem – Metropolitan Hesychius; from Serbian Orthodox Church – the representative of the Holy Synod, Metropolitan of Montenegro Amphilochius; from Bulgarian Orthodox Church – Metropolitan Dometian; from Orthodox Church of Cyprus – Metropolitan George; from Orthodox Church of Poland – Archbishop Simeon; from Orthodox Church of America – Archbishop Seraphim.
After the funeral service and the ceremony of forgiveness with His Holiness Alexy in the cathedral
The Liturgy for the departed was celebrated by Metropolitan of Smolensk and Kaliningrad Cyril, after which according his will the Russian Patriarch Alexy II was buried in the chapel of Annunciation in the Theophany cathedral church.
On the cross on the grave it was written with golden letters: ,,His Holiness the Patriarch of