His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia congratulated Metropolitan Anthony (Pakanich) of Boryspil and Brovary, Chancellor of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, on his 55th birthday. The congratulatory letter of the Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church was published by Patriarchia.ru.
As the Patriarch noted, the life of Metropolitan Anthony has been full of various labors in the field of Christ, which he carries out “with diligence and hope in the mercy of God.”
“Now, being the ruling archpastor of the Boryspil diocese and the closest co-worker of His Beatitude Onuphry, Metropolitan of Kiev and All Ukraine, you make your contribution to the development of church life in the area entrusted to your care, with all lowliness and meekness and long-suffering (Eph. 4: 2) testify about the eternal Gospel truths,” emphasized the Patriarch.
His Holiness Patriarch Kirill wished Metropolitan Anthony “strength of both mind and body, God’s generous help and success in further archpastoral work for the benefit of the Holy Church.”
“May the Lord keep you in good health for many years,” concluded Patriarch Kirill.
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