On January 12, 2023, on the anniversary of the death of the first Patriarchal Exarch of All Belarus, Metropolitan Filaret (Vakhromeev), Metropolitan Veniamin of Minsk and Zaslavl, Patriarchal Exarch of All Belarus, led the funeral services in the Zhirovichi monastery.
During the Divine Liturgy in the Assumption Cathedral of the Assumption Zhirovichi Metropolitan Monastery, His Eminence was served by: Archbishop Guriy of Novogrudok and Slonim; Archbishop Ioan of Brest and Kobrin; Archbishop Stefan of Gomel and Zhlobin; Archbishop Anthony of Grodno and Volkovysk; Bishop Seraphim of Bobruisk and Bykhiv; Bishop Leonid of Turov and Mozyr; Bishop Pavel of Molodechno and Stolbtsi; Bishop of Lida and Porphyry of Smorgon; Bishop Ignatius of Polotsk and Glubokoe; Bishop Ambrose of Svetlogorsk, Vicar of the Diocese of Gomel; Bishop George of Pinsk and Luninets.
The archpastors were served by: Archpriest Nikolai Korzhich, dean of the 3rd Minsk City District, rector of the Church of the Holy Prince Alexander Nevsky in Minsk; Archpriest Viktor Vasilevich, rector of the Minsk Theological Seminary; Archpriest Andrei Volkov, executive secretary of the Administration of the Affairs of the Belarusian Orthodox Church, and the clergy of the Belarusian Exarchate.
The deaconess rank was headed by Protodeacon Vladimir Nazarov.
According to the communion verse, the secretary of the Novogrudok Diocesan Administration, Archpriest Dmitry Semukha, read the Christmas Message of the Patriarchal Exarch of All Belarus, Metropolitan Veniamin of Minsk and Zaslav.
After the dismissal of the Liturgy, a memorial service was held for the ever-remembered Metropolitan Filaret.
Then Metropolitan Benjamin congratulated everyone on the feast of the Nativity of Christ and addressed the worshippers with a word of edification.