NEW YORK: January 5, 2018
Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America and New York sends Nativity greetings to His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia
To His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia
Your Holiness Vladyko!
I greet Your Holiness with heartfelt joy on the great feast day of the Nativity of Christ, with the New Year and with the approaching Epiphany!
May Christ, the true God, placed in a humble but glorious cave and the humblest of mangers in Bethlehem by our Most-Blessed Virgin Mary, heed your cherished Primatial prayers, along with those of Holy Hieromartyr Vladimir, Metropolitan of Kiev; Archbishop Andronik of Perm; the Holy Royal Passion-Bearers and Royal Martyrs of Alapaevsk, whose memory we especially honor this year, who proclaim the joy of renewal of strength to our people!
Asking your holy prayers, I remain with love in the Lord,
Metropolitan of Eastern America and New York,
First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia.
Nativity of Christ 2017/2018.