NEW YORK: November 23, 2010
Metropolitan Hilarion Sends a Greeting to His Beatitude Metropolitan Vladimir of Kiev and All Ukraine

To His Beatitude
Metropolitan VLADIMIR
of Kiev and All Ukraine.

Your Beatitude, Eminent Vladyko!

I congratulate you with all my soul on your seventy-fifth birthday. On this important day, I send you heartfelt wishes for good health and the omnipotent aid of God in your hierarchical service to the benefit of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church entrusted to your wisdom. I would like to express my confidence that the brotherly ties binding our Churches will continue to manifest themselves in the unity of spirit and love to the glory of Holy Orthodoxy!  

With unfailing love in the Lord,

Metropolitan of Eastern America and New York
First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia.