His Holiness Patriarch Kyrill of Moscow and All Russia has sent the following greeting to His Beatitude Metropolitan Tikhon of All America and Canada:
Your Beatitude, beloved in the Lord Brother and Concelebrant:
I cordially congratulate you with the seventh anniversary of your elevation to the throne of their Beatitudes, the Archbishops of Washington, Metropolitans of All America & Canada.
It is with hope for the omnibenevolent Providence of the Creator that you are honorably discharging the noble and responsible ministry entrusted to you as “God’s steward’ (Titus 1:7) “with Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone; In whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord (Eph. 2:20-21)”.
With joy, I remember our recent warm meeting in Moscow and would like to prayerfully wish you well-being and peace, sound health and all-powerful help of God in your future labors for the good of the Holy Church. Many Years to you.
With brotherly love in the Lord,
Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia