MOSCOW: November 3, 2018
Patriarchal namesday congratulations to Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America and New York
Your Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America and New York,
First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia
Your Eminence, Dear Vladyka!
Please accept my heartfelt congratulaitons on your namesday, together with my prayerful wishes for your spiritual and physical strength, peace and perpetual joy in the Lord Jesus.
Striving with zeal to perform the responsible service entrusted to you, you make a great contribution to the work of witnessing to our contemporaries the beauty and truth of Orthodoxy.
May through the intercession of your heavenly patron, St Hilarion, Schema-monk of Pechersk, may God Who is wondrous in His Saints grant you bountiful help in your continuing efforts to the benefit of the Mother Church. Many blessed years!
With love in Christ,
PATRIARCH OF MOSCOW AND ALL RUSSIA