NEW YORK: August 17, 2020
Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America and New York congratulates His Beatitude Metropolitan Onouphry on the anniversary of this enthronement
To His Beatitude
Metropolitan of Kiev and All Ukraine.
Your Beatitude, Vladyka!
I remember you today with concern and gratitude, offering my heartfelt greetings on the anniversary of your enthronement, fervently wishing you good health, boldness of spirit and spiritual peace in your continuing fruitful Primatial service to the benefit of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church!
I humbly beseech Your Beatitude to bless all the clergy and parishioners of the Russian Church Abroad, who always prayerfully support you and the canonical Ukrainian Orthodox Church as they hold high the banner of Holy Orthodoxy in the difficult circumstances of living in foreign lands.
With a warm heart I wish you a beneficial Dormition lent and a joyous celebration of the Transfiguration of the Lord and Dormition of the Most-Holy Mother of God, the feast day of our Holy Kievan Lavra!
Asking your holy prayers, I remain with fraternal love in Christ,
Metropolitan of Eastern America and New York.
First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia.