Patriarch Kirill’s greeting to Patriarch elect Ignatius Aphrem II of the Syriac Orthodox Church

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia sent a message to His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II, congratulating him on the election as Primate of the Syriac Orthodox Church. The text of the message is given below.
Natalya Mihailova | 17 April 2014

Your Holiness,

I cordially congratulate you on the election as Primate of the ancient Syriac Orthodox Church.

Christ the Chief Shepherd predestined you to accept “part of this ministry” (Acts 1:17) and become a successor of Patriarch Ignatius Zakka I Iwas who wan well-deserved authority and enjoyed deep respect in the whole Christian world. May God help you carry your cross with patience and confidence in Him, may He help you imitate your glorious predecessor in wisdom, gift of persuasion, righteous life, and deeds of prayer.

I zealously pray to God so that in the period of your guidance over the Syriac Church, the fratricidal war in the long-suffering land of your ancestors would cease and peace and justice would be restored there.

I wholeheartedly wish you strength and success in your future lofty and important ministry.

With love in the Lord,

/+KIRILL/

PATRIARCH OF MOSCOW AND ALL RUSSIA

Система Orphus Do you see a mistake in the text? Highlight it and click: Ctrl + Enter
Since you are here…

…we do have a small request. More and more people visit Orthodoxy and the World website. However, resources for editorial are scarce. In comparison to some mass media, we do not make paid subscription. It is our deepest belief that preaching Christ for money is wrong.

Having said that, Pravmir provides daily articles from an autonomous news service, weekly wall newspaper for churches, lectorium, photos, videos, hosting and servers. Editors and translators work together towards one goal: to make our four websites possible - Pravmir.ru, Neinvalid.ru, Matrony.ru and Pravmir.com. Therefore our request for help is understandable.

For example, 5 dollars a month is it a lot or little? A cup of coffee? It is not that much for a family budget, but it is a significant amount for Pravmir.

If everyone reading Pravmir could donate 5 dollars a month, they would contribute greatly to our ability to spread the word of Christ, Orthodoxy, life's purpose, family and society.

Choose currency:
Other amount
10$
20$
50$