His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia sent the following greeting to His Beatitude Metropolitan Tikhon of All America and Canada with his Name Day:
His Beatitude Tikhon
Archbishop of Washington
Metropolitan of All America and Canada
Your Beatitude, beloved in the Lord Brother and Concelebrant at God’s Altar!
Please accept my heartfelt congratulations on the commemoration day of your heavenly patron, St. Tikhon, Patriarch of All Russia.
May our merciful Saviour through the intercession of the good shepherd of God’s Church grant you spiritual and physical strength ‘for building up the body of Christ’ (Eph 4:12) in the American land and may He multiply and bless the years of your primatial ministry.
With brotherly love in the Lord,
Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia