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NEW YORK: February 27, 2010
The First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad Sends Congratulations to Archbishop Kyrill On His Namesday

To His Eminence
Archbishop Kyrill
of San Francisco and Western America,
Secretary of the Synod of Bishops

Your Eminence Vladyko!

I send heartfelt greeting to you on your namesday! In recent years you have combined your archpastoral labors in the Western American Diocese with your service as Secretary of the Synod of Bishops. I wish for you that the prayerful intercession of St Kyrill, Equal-to-the-Apostles, always accompanies you in carrying out your duties to the glory of God and to the benefit of the Russian Orthodox Church!

With love in the Lord,

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