Head of the Russian Imperial House congratulates Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia on the 10th anniversary of his enthronement.

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The Head of the Russian Imperial House, H.I.H. the Sovereign Grand Duchess Maria Vladimirovna, sent congratulations to His Holiness Kyrill, Patriarch of Moscow & All Russia, on the decenary of his Enthronement.

The Grand Duchess’s congratulations were delivered to His Holiness by her August Son and Heir, H.I.H. the Sovereign Tsarevich and Grand Duke George Mikhailovich, who by invitation of the Holy Synod participated in the Jubilee Celebrations of 31 January 2019 dedicated to the decenary of the Local Council of the Russian Orthodox Church and Patriarchal Enthronement in 2009, held in the State Kremlin Palace, and the reception that followed in the Refectory Halls of Christ the Saviour Cathedral.

The Grand Duke also presented His Holiness with an icon of Our Lady of St. Theodore (‘Feodorovskaya’).

His Holiness, Patriarch Kyrill, blessed Grand Duke George Mikhailovich and relayed his heartfelt gratitude to Grand Duchess Maria Wladimirovna.

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FROM THE HEAD OF THE RUSSIAN IMPERIAL HOUSE

To His Holiness

The Most-Holy Patriarch of Moscow & All Russia

KYRILL

Your Holiness!

I sincerely congratulate you on the Decenary of your Patriarchal Enthronement!

I, along my son and heir, the Grand Duke George Mikhailovich, wish you health, length of days, and God's aid in your service to the Russian Orthodox Church and Œcumenical Orthodoxy.

We share in the joy of the successes had by the Church under your guidance, and share in the sorrow of Her trials, particularly in the suffering currently befalling the Ukrainian flock.

Holding fast to the precepts of our Imperial Ancestors and, remembering your words on the inseparable ties and coöperation of the Church and Our House, we will, with all power and occasion available to us, contribute to the protection of the spiritual legacy of Holy Russia.

Entrusting myself to your Primatial prayers and requesting your blessing, with love and esteem for Your Holiness

Signed in Her Imperial Highness’ own hand upon the original:

MARIA

Madrid, 19 January/1 February 2019 A.D.

(via Russian Imperial House of Romanov \ Российский Императорский Дом Романовых; translation: Russian Imperial Union-Order East Coast)

HIH Grand Duchess Maria and HE Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All-Russia

HIH Grand Duchess Maria and HE Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All-Russia

The Russian Legitimist

The Russian Legitimist, Nyack, New York, United States