His Holiness BARTHOLOMEW,
Archbishop of Constantinople – New Rome,
With brotherly love in Christ, we address to Your Holiness on the occasion of the feast of the Holy Apostle Bartholomaios, your heavenly protector.
On this day of celebration, we pray Christ, our Lord, the “High Priest of the good things to come” (Hebrews 9:11) to grant you many blessed years of life, peace and spiritual strength in Your Holiness’ work in promoting unity and communion among the sister Orthodox Churches.
Many and blessed years to come!
With high esteem and brotherly embrace in Christ,
Patriarch of the Romanian Orthodox Church