NEW YORK: May 23, 2020
Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America and New York sends namesday greetings to His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia
To His Holiness
Patriarch KIRILL of Moscow and All Russia
Your Holiness, Vladyko!
CHRIST IS RISEN!
On behalf of the Synod of Bishops, the episcopacy, clergy, and the fullness of the Russian Church Abroad and from myself personally I extend heartfelt greetings on the continuing Pascha of Christ and your namesday! Praying today for you before the Kursk-Root Icon of the Mother of God "of the Sign,” I ask for Your Holiness good health, spiritual peace and the same zeal for the glory of God, continuing your abundant Patriarchal labors for the good of the Russian Orthodox Church and the consolation of the People of God for many, many more years!
Beseeching your holy prayers, I remain in Paschal joy and love for the Resurrected Christ,
Metropolitan of Eastern America and New York,
First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia.