To His Holiness
of Moscow and All RuYour Holiness, Vladyko!
CHRIST IS RISEN!
On this chosen and holy day for the Russian Orthodox Church, I send my heartfelt congratulations to you on the feast day of the holy brothers SS Cyril and Methodius, Equal-to-the-Apostles, First Teachers of the Slavs, the namesday of Your Holiness!
From my soul I wish you health, strength of spirit, Divine aid and the path of the missionary podvig of your heavenly intercessor, and blessed and glorious successes in preaching the three-day Resurrection of the Lover of Mankind, God!
Asking you holy prayers, I remain with you in the love of the Lord,
Metropolitan of Eastern America and New York,
First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia
May 24, 2014