NEW YORK: April 17, 2009
The Primate of the Russian Church Abroad Sends Paschal Greetings to Patriarch Kirill 

To His Holiness
Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia KIRILL 

Your Holiness Vladyko!

Christ is Risen! 

In the sacred tradition and from my feelings of filial love, I fervently greet you with all my heart on the all-joyous feast of heaven and earth—the Resurrection from the dead of our Lord Jesus Christ, Savior of the world, and our co-resurrection with Him into the life of grace and eternal glory! 

May the resurrected Lord, having renewed the world with the Cross and His Resurrection, thereby sanctifying our nature, renew and strengthen your spiritual and physical strength in your Patriarchal labors to the glory of God and the flourishing of the entire Russian Orthodox Church. 

With Paschal joy in the Resurrected Christ,

Metropolitan of Eastern America and New York,
First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia
Pascha of the Lord, 2009 

From the Editors: His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion also sent Paschal greetings to the other Heads of the Local Orthodox Churches, government and ecclesiastical leaders, clergymen, monastics and his spiritual children.