Beloved Brother and Concelebrant at the Throne of God:
My cordial greetings on the day of Slava.
This feast celebrated by Your Holiness falls on the Saturday of Lazarus, the day of joyful remembrance of the mighty life-giving power of our Saviour Who confirmed the universal resurrection (the Saturday of Lazarus martins) and by His word raised the righteous Lazarus from the dead.
I prayerfully wish that God’s grace may always accompany you in your primatial service on the Serbian Patriarchal throne.
May the all-merciful Lord grant you His help in your work and care for your God-loving flock and preserve you in good health for many years.
With brotherly love in Christ,
Patriarchal of Moscow and All Russia