HIS BEATITUDE TIKHON
ARCHBISHOP OF WASHINGTON
METROPOLITAN OF ALL AMERICA AND CANADA
Your Beatitude, Beloved in the Lord Brother and Concelebrant,
Please accept my heartfelt greetings with the anniversary of your enthronement.
In your lofty ministry of Primate of the Orthodox Church in America, you strive to be for your flock an example of a worthy servant in the vineyard of Christ, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth (2 Tim 2:15).
May the All-Bountiful Lord keep you in good health and grant you His abundant help in your Primatial ministry for the benefit of the Mother Church.
With brotherly love in Christ,
PATRIARCH OF MOSCOW AND ALL RUSSIA