NEW YORK: April 30, 2021
Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America and New York sends Paschal greetings to His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia
To His Holiness
of Moscow and All Russia
Your Holiness Vladyka:
In this Paschal bliss, glorifying and celebrating “the death of death, the destruction of Hades and the beginning of new life,” I greet Your Holiness with the arrival of the Feast of feasts—the Bright Resurrection of Christ, this luminous night which renews our inner strength and all the paths of our service!
CHRIST IS RISEN!
I prayerfully wish you, your eminent archpastors, your good and devoted helpers in carrying forward your Primatial service of the blessed meeting with the Resurrected Christ, and that your heart hears from Him the word “Rejoice!” May this sacred and life-affirming joy, like Divine Light, shine from the Life-Bearing Tomb of the Lord, becoming a perpetual source of spiritual strength bolstering you and those with you, moreover all of the God-loving and dedicated flock of our Holy Church!
Beseeching your holy prayers for the archpastors, pastors and flock of the Russian Church Abroad, and for my unworthiness, I remain with love in the Lord,
Metropolitan of Eastern America and New York,
First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia
Pascha of Christ 2021