NEW YORK: May 24, 2014
Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America and New York Sends a Congratulatory Message to His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia on His Namesday
To His Holiness
of Moscow and All Russia
Your Holiness, Vladyko!
CHRIST IS RISEN!
On this chosen and holy day for the Russian Orthodox Church, I send my heartfelt congratulations to you on the feast day of the holy brothers SS Cyril and Methodius, Equal-to-the-Apostles, First Teachers of the Slavs, the namesday of Your Holiness!
From my soul I wish you health, strength of spirit, Divine aid and the path of the missionary podvig of your heavenly intercessor, and blessed and glorious successes in preaching the three-day Resurrection of the Lover of Mankind, God!
Asking you holy prayers, I remain with you in the love of the Lord,
Metropolitan of Eastern America and New York,
First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia
May 24, 2014