NEW YORK: December 9, 2018
Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America and New York congratulates His Beatitude Metropolitan Onouphry of Kiev and All Ukraine
Your Beatitude Metropolitan ONOUPHRY
of Kiev and All Ukraine:
Your Beatitude, Dear Vladyko!
On behalf of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Church Abroad, which has gathered these last few days in expanded form, we send our heartfelt greetings to You Beatitude on your own personal Pentecost! Praying before the Kursk Root Icon of the Mother of God "of the Sign” at the Synodal Cathedral in New York, we pray for your good health, bold spirit, long life and Heavenly aid in your difficult service as Primate, and for your brother archpastors, clergymen and God-loving flock of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, strength of grace and Divine firmness for many good years!
May the abundant mercies of the Heavenly Hierarch and His unending mercies flow abundantly upon you and all the faithful flock of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church!
With fraternal love in the Lord,
+Metropolitan HILARION of Eastern America and New York,
First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia.