NEW YORK: November 19, 2021
Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America and New York congratulates His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia on his 75th birthday
To His Holines
Patriarch KIRILL of Moscow and All Russia.
Your Holiness Vladyka:
On behalf of the Synod of Bishops, the episcopate, clergy and the entire Fullness of the Russian Church Abroad, and from me personally, it is with great joy that I extend to you our heartfelt congratulations on your seventy-fifth birthday!
Praying for you today before the Kursk-Root Icon of the Mother of God "of the Sign," I wish for Your Holiness many years, firm strength and blessed successes in your Primatial labors in the difficult times we all now face, and wish for the blossoming of Holy Orthodoxy in Russia!
Asking Your holy prayers, I remain with love in Christ,
Metropolitan of Eastern America and New York,
First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia