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His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia sent a message of greetings to His Beatitude Patriarch Theophilos of Jerusalem on his Name Day.

His Beatitude Theophilos III

Patriarch of the Holy City of Jerusalem and All Palestine

Your Beatitude, Beloved in the Lord Brother and Concelebrant,

Please accept my heartfelt greetings with the commemoration day of the Holy Martyr Theophilus of Sebaste, your heavenly patron and intercessor at the altar of the King of kings, and Lord of lords (1 Tim 6:15).

An example of unshakable faithfulness to Christ set by this glorious saint gives you strength for bearing the hard Primatial cross. Carrying out your lofty ministry in the Holy Land, you lift up your prayers, supplications and intercessions (cf. 1 Tim 2:1) at the Life-Giving Sepulchre of the Lord for peace in the whole world and prosperity of the Holy Churches of God.

May the Merciful Saviour, by the intercession of the Martyr Theophilus, grant to Your Beatitude physical and spiritual strength for many years and His bountiful help in your Primatial ministry.

With brotherly love in Christ,


Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia