NEW YORK: April 6, 2018
His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America and New York sends Paschal greetings to His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia
To His Holiness
Patriarch KIRILL of Moscow and All Russia
CHRIST IS RISEN!
I express my heartfelt greetings to Your Holiness on the all-bright and ever-joyous feast day of Pascha of Christ, during which we ceremoniously and with a great sense of profound spiritual joy remember “death's slaughter, the overthrow of Hell, the first fruits of a new eternal life!”
May the joy of the Risen Christ strengthen you in carrying on your difficult Patriarchal service, and may it preserve the archpastors, pastors and entire God-beloved flock of the Mother Church in the staunch union of peace, love and truth.
Humbly beseeching your holy prayers, I remain in unchanging love for the Lord.
Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America and New York,
First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia
Pascha of the Lord, 2018.