Bucharest, 19 October 2019
His Holiness BARTHOLOMEW,
Archbishop of Constantinople – New Rome,
With brotherly love in Christ, we address to you our fraternal wishes for good health, peace and many spiritual accomplishments, on the occasion of the 50th anniversary since the receiving of the grace of the priesthood.
The longstanding relationships between the Ecumenical Patriarchate and the Romanian Orthodox Church are exemplarily expressed through Your Holiness՚ numerous irenic visits to our Church and, in a very particular way, by your participation in the consecration of the National Cathedral in Bucharest, on the 25th of November 2018.
On behalf of the members of the Holy Synod, the clergy and the faithful of the Romanian Orthodox Church, we pray our Saviour Jesus Christ to bestow His rich gifts upon Your Holiness!
Many and blessed years!
With high esteem and brotherly love in Christ the Lord,
† D A N I E L
Patriarch of the Romanian Orthodox Church