NEW YORK: May 24, 2018
Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America and New York sends greetings to His Holiness Patriarch Kirill on his namesday
To His Holiness
Patriarch KIRILL of Moscow and All Russia.
Your Holiness Vladyko!
I am profoundly grateful for your words of congratulations and good wishes on the tenth anniversary of the enthronement of my unworthiness upon the Primatial cathedral of the Russian Church Abroad.
I would like to take this opportunity to express my heartfelt congratulations on your namesday! On this chosen and holy day, fervent prayers for your good health are being lifted before the Kursk Root Icon of the Mother of God "of the Sign," the holy relics of St John (Maximovich) and in all the churches of the Russian Church abroad.
May the Holy Brothers, Equal-to-the-Apostles, Illuminators of the Slavs, support you in your difficult Patriarchal service!
Beseeching your holy prayers, I remain with unchanging love in the Lord,
Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America and New York,
First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia.