NEW YORK: May 24, 2010
The Primate of the Russian Church Abroad Congratulates His Holiness Patriarch Kirill On His Namesday

To His Holiness Patriarch Kirill  
of Moscow and All Russia 

Your Holiness Vladyko! 

It is with spiritual joy that I send Your Holiness my heartfelt greetings on your namesday. As I stand before the Divine Altar, I pray with hope to the All-Merciful Lord for your spiritual and physical strength and His unending heavenly aid in your Patriarchal service to the benefit of Holy Orthodoxy!  

With love in the Lord, 

Metropolitan of Eastern America and New York
First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia  
May 24, 2010