Metropolitan Tikhon receives additional greetings

Metropolitan Tikhon

His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon, continues to receive greetings upon his election as Primate of the Orthodox Church in America.

From His Eminence, Archbishop Leo of Karelia and All Finland

November 14, 2012

His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon
Archbishop of Washington, Metropolitan of All America and Canada

Your Beatitude,

On behalf of the Orthodox Church of Finland I cordially congratulate Your Beatitude Metropolitan Tikhon for the election to the primate of the Orthodox Church in America.

It is my sincere hope and prayer that the holy bonds of peace and charity between our Churches will continue to strengthen during the time of Your leadership.  I carry in my heart warm memories from the encounter with Your Beatitude during the pilgrimage to Alaska in 2005.

As I send You these congratulations and prayers for many blessed years in Your new stewardship in the Church I also ask Your Beatitude to keep the Orthodox Church of Finland in Your prayers.

Your brother in the love of Christ,

+ Leo
Archbishop of Karelia and all Finland