UKRAINIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH OF THE USA
CONSISTORY OFFICE OF PUBLIC RELATIONS
Council of Bishops of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Sends a Letter of Congratulations to the Newly Elected Metropolitan Joseph of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America
3 July, 2014
His Eminence Metropolitan Joseph
The Self-Ruled Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America
P.O. Box 5238
Englewood, NJ 07631-5238
Your Eminence and beloved brother in Christ,
On behalf of the clergy and faithful of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA, we would like to express our best wishes and congratulation upon your election to the great and sacred responsibility of a chief shepherd of the flock of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America. We look forward to your service to the Gospel and Body of Christ in United States of America, which with God’s help, will be inspirational, bringing life-giving impulses also to the efforts toward unity in the Holy Orthodox Church on North American continent.
Your Eminence, we pray for you in the realization that the clergy and faithful of the entire Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America gather around their bishop, to ensure that the ministry of Christ will continue to bear the beautiful and sweet fruit of new and eternal life. We are of one mind and heart, praising and glorifying the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.
May we always work together in brotherly love, peace, and harmony as we seek to fulfill God’s Holy Will and and share in the joy of God’s blessings upon you and all your faithful flock in this moment. We pray for the successful beginning and continuation of your service in the spiritual leadership of God’s people in America.
May all the saints that have labored for the Church in Antioch continue to intercede for you as you follow in their footsteps and continue the work that they began – for the glory of God.
Sincerely yours in Christ the Savior,
+Antony, Metropolitan of the UOC of the USA
+Daniel, Bishop and President of Consistory