NEW YORK: May 24, 2019
Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America and New York sends namesday greetings to His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia
To His Holiness
of Moscow and All Russia
Your Holiness Vladyko!
CHRIST IS RISEN!
As we continue the Divine Paschal celebrations of salvation with heartfelt joy, I extend to You Holiness words of joyful greetings on your namesday, an important day for You and for the entire Russian Orthodox Church, as the episcopacy, clergy and flock prayerfully wish you, with one mouth and one heart, good health and heavenly support in your Patriarchal service.
May Christ, the Giver of Life, illuminate you, your good and devoted assistants, hierarchs, clergymen, monastics and the entire flock of Russia with the light of His Life-Bearing Tomb, whence mercy, forgiveness and renewal shine forth upon everyone!
Please accept my assurances of the most profound respect and heartfelt devotion to Your Person on behalf of the Fullness of the Russian Church Abroad.
With Paschal joy in the Risen Christ,
Metropolitan of Eastern America and New York,
First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia.