NEW YORK: May 24, 2021
The First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad sends namesday greetings to His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia
To His Holiness
Patriarch KIRILL of Moscow and All Russia
Your Holiness Vladyko!
CHRIST IS RISEN!
As we continue to celebrate “God’s salvific Pascha,” I warmly congratulate you on your namesday, praying for your health, firmness of spirit, all successes and the perpetual aid of God in your difficult Patriarchal service.
Joining me with love in this greeting are my brother archpastors, members of the Chancery of the Synod of Bishops, clergy, monastics and the entire pious fulness of our Holy Church, humbly carrying the banner of Holy Russian Orthodoxy in the difficult circumstances abroad.
Asking your holy prayers, I remain with constant love in the Resurrected Christ,
Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America and New York,
First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia.