The head of the Russian Ecclesiastical Mission in Jerusalem, Archimandrite Roman (Krassovsky) sent a video congratulatory-message to His Eminence, Metropolitan Mark on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of his episcopal consecration in the Synodal Cathedral of the Icon of the Mother of God “Of the Sign” – November 30, 1980. 

As the Synodal Overseer for REM, Vladyka Mark labored for the good of the Mission for many years. The head of the Mission, brethren and abbesses of the convents with their sisters thank Vladyka Mark for the love he showed to all members of the Mission for all these years. MANY YEARS!