NEW YORK: 1 February 2022
The First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad congratulates His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia on the thirteenth anniversary of his enthronement
To His Holiness Patriarch KIRILL of Moscow and All Russia
Your Holiness Vladyka:
Lifting prayers now for Your health on behalf of the episcopacy, clergymen and the entirety of the Fullness of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia and from myself personally I send You heartfelt greetings on the anniversary of Your Patriarchal enthronement!
I humbly ask You to accept our words of congratulations and most kind-hearted wishes that the Lord, strengthening Your Holiness to perform the great and difficult work of His Church, grants to You the reassurance exclaimed by Apostle Paul: “I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness” (2 Timothy 4:7-8).
Many years to You, Your Holiness!
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.