His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia greeted His Beatitude Metropolitan Tikhon of All America and Canada with the commemoration day of his heavenly patron.
Beloved in the Lord Brother and Concelebrant at God’s Altar:
On the commemoration day of St. Tikhon the Patriarch of All Russia, your predecessor in the apostolic labors on the continent of North America, I am sending you my wholehearted greetings with your Name Day.
I prayerfully wish to Your Beatitude good health, fortitude and bountiful mercies from the All-Generous God. May Christ the Chief Pastor, by the intercession of your heavenly patron, strengthen you in carrying a heavy cross of Primates of the Orthodox Church in America. Many and good years to you!
With brotherly love in the Lord,
PATRIARCH OF MOSCOW AND ALL RUSSIA