His Holiness Patriarch Kirill greets Primate of Albanian Orthodox Church with his Name Day
His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia sent a message of greetings to His Beatitude Archbishop Anastasios of Tirana and All Albania on the occasion of his Name Day.
HIS BEATITUDE ANASTASIOS
ARCHBISHOP OF TIRANA AND ALL ALBANIA
Beloved in the Lord Brother and Concelebrant,
Please accept my heartiest greetings with the commemoration day of the Holy Monk Martyr Anastasius the Persian, your heavenly patron.
Strengthened by the intercession of this saint pleasing unto Christ and inspired by the example of his righteous life, you perform your lofty Primatial ministry with zeal for the glory of the Lord, exhorting the clergy and the flock entrusted to your care to “walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God” (Col 1:10).
I wish to Your Beatitude spiritual and bodily strength, peace and help from Christ the Saviour in your further Primatial labours for the benefit of the Holy Albanian Orthodox Church.
With brotherly love in the Lord,
PATRIARCH OF MOSCOW AND ALL RUSSIA