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His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia congratulated His Holiness and Beatitude Catholicos-Patriarch Iliya II of All Georgia on the commemoration day of St. Nino, Equal-to-the-Apostles.

His Holiness and Beatitude Iliya II

Catholicos-Patriarch of All Georgia

Your Holiness and Beatitude,

Beloved in the Lord Brother and Concelebrant:

Please accept my greetings with the commemoration day of St. Nino, Equal-to-the-Apostles and Enlightener of Georgia.

On the day when the Holy Church is giving praises to the radiant luminary of Iberia, glorious disciple of the Most Pure Theotokos (Sticheron on “Lord, I Have Cried”), I am wholeheartedly joining the prayers offered by Your Holiness and Beatitude and the plenitude of the Georgian Orthodox Church. May, by the intercession of this most venerable woman at the Altar of the Almighty, the salutary Orthodox faith gets stronger and increase in the blessed Georgian land.

I wish to Your Holiness and Beatitude bodily and spiritual strength and bountiful help from the Lord in your lofty Primatial service.

With brotherly love in Christ,