His Holiness Patriarch Kirill greets His Beatitude Patriarch Theodore of Alexandria with his Name Day
His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia congratulated His Beatitude Patriarch Theodore II of Alexandria on the commemoration day of his heavenly patron – Great Martyr Theodore the Tyron.
I cordially greet you on the commemoration day of your heavenly patron, the Holy Great Martyr Theodore the Tyron.
The intercession of this witness of Christ, who even after his death has manifested his wonderful concern for the people of God, gives you strength in your hard ministry as Primate of the Orthodox Church of Alexandria, which you have carried out in love and in the spirit of meekness (1 Cor. 4:21) for the benefit of the flock entrusted to your care.
On this solemn day, I lift up petitions to the Lord so that He may grant peace and prosperity to Your Beatitude and send His abundant help to you in your Primatial work.
With brotherly love in Christ,
PATRIARCH OF MOSCOW AND ALL RUSSIA