HIS HOLINESS KAREKIN II
SUPREME PATRIARCH AND CATHOLICOS OF ALL ARMENIANS
Your Holiness, Beloved Brother in the Lord,
Please accept my cordial greetings with this memorable date – your 65th birthday.
Your life is indissolubly bound up with the service to Christ and is full of labours for the glory of His Holy Name. It is gratifying to see that thanks to your efforts, the spiritual life is developing dynamically in Armenia, and the influence and importance of the Armenian Apostolic Church is growing all over the world.
I prayerfully wish you spiritual and physical strength, abundant mercies from Christ the Chief Shepherd and His all-generous help in your Primatial ministry for the sake of the Church and all people of Armenia.
May God preserve you in good health for many years.
With love in the Lord,
Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia