and All Russia
5, Chisty Pereulok, Moscow 119034
Dear brother in the Lord, Mitrophan!
I thank you sincerely for your greeting on my election as Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia, for your kind words and good wishes towards me. I accept what has occurred as the Lord's will, and I intend to exercise my spiritual leadership with a sense of great responsibility, totally relying on His help.
I wish you spiritual and bodily health, the blessings of success in your work and God's help in any good endeavor.
I call God's blessing on the work of the Fellowship,