NEW YORK: January 5, 2017
Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America and New York Sends Nativity Greetings to His Beatitude Metropolitan Onouphry of Kiev and All Ukraine
December 25, 2016/January 7, 2017
To His Beatitude Metropolitan Onouphry of Kiev and All Russia
Your Beatitude, Beloved in the Lord Vladyko!
It is with fraternal love and spiritual joy that I express my heartfelt greetings to Your Beatitude on the great feast day of the Nativity of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!
As we celebrate this holy event, which took place in a poor manger on that holy Bethlehem night, when the angels proclaimed Divine peace and good will to mankind, we will fervently pray that the blessed peace commanded to us by the All-Merciful Lord would reign in the hearts of all people in Ukraine and would fill the world around us with peace, that the Incarnate God would fill you with heavenly joy and grant you success in your lofty calling as Primate to the benefit of your episcopate, clerics and God-preserved flock of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church.
With immutable love in the Incarnate Christ,
Metropolitan of Eastern America and New York,
First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia.