NEW YORK: June 25, 2021
On the feast day of St Onouphry the Great, the Primate of the Russian Church Abroad sends greetings to His Beatitude the Metropolitan of Kiev and All Ukraine
From the Editors: On Friday, June 25, 2021, the feast day of St Onouphry the Great and the namesday of His Beatitude Metropolitan Onouphry of Kiev and All Ukraine, the Primate of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America and New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, sent him the following greeting:
To His Beatitude
Metropolitan ONOUPHRY of Kiev and All Ukraine
Your Beatitude Vladyka:
I prayerfully join today’s universal prayer of my brethren archpastors, pastors and the fullness of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church and send my heartfelt and loving congratulations on your patron’s feast day and the 50th anniversary of your carrying the podvig of the angelic way of life! Appealing now to St Onouphry the Great, we prayerfully beseech his fervent intercession for you and for the entire Ukrainian Orthodox Church that you head, for your episcopate, clergy and flock, that the Life-Creating Spirit of God be poured upon you all!
Asking your holy prayers, I remain with fraternal love in the Lord,
Metropolitan of Eastern America and New York,
First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia.