DECR chairman congratulates Primate of the Orthodox Church in America on his Nameday
Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations sent the following greeting to His Beatitude Metropolitan Tikhon of All America and Canada with the commemoration day of his heavenly patron.
Please accept my cordial greetings with the commemoration day of your heavenly patron St. Tikhon, Patriarch of All Russia.
While continuing missionary endeavors of this renowned saint, You remain a tireless preacher of the Gospel so that “the word of God continue to advance and gain adherents” (Acts 12:24).
I prayerfully wish Your Beatitude the inexhaustible God’s help, joy in the Lord and gracious strengthening of physical and spiritual powers in Your primatial labors for the good of the Orthodox Church in America.
With reverential love in the Lord,
Metropolitan of Volokolamsk
Department for External Church Relations