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His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia sent a message of greetings to His Beatitude Patriarch Theodoros II of Alexandria and All Africa on the commemoration day of his heavenly patron.

Your Beatitude,

Beloved in the Lord Brother and Concelebrant,

Please accept my cordial greetings with your Name Day.

Striving to imitate your heavenly patron, Holy Great Martyr Theodore Tyron, you in love, and in the spirit of meekness (1 Cor 4:21) carry out your Primatial service on the African continent, showing an example of tireless care for the flock of Christ entrusted to you.

Rejoicing with the plenitude of the Orthodox Church of Alexandria on this day of celebration, I prayerfully wish to Your Beatitude bodily strength, peace and bountiful help from above in your Primatial ministry.

With fraternal love in the Lord,


Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia