Your Eminence: We thank you for your ceaseless labors of love, in restoring Communion and Community to the life of our Diocese and to our parish families over these past months, by the grace of God that works through your archpastoral ministry!
We are confident that God will continue to guide you, and that you will continue to courageously lead us, in growing ever closer to Christ ... in strengthening our parishes ... and in sharing the stories of what our Lord, and our parish families, have done for us with those around us who need the Church amidst these turbulent times.
May God continue to bless you with good health, the joy of seeing your vision for your Diocese fulfilled, and everything that is needful for your encouragement and salvation.
Grant, O Lord, a prosperous and peaceful life, good health and salvation, visitation and good hastening in all things, to Thy servant, the Most Reverend Michael, Archbishop of New York and the Diocese of New York and New Jersey, celebrating his birthday; and protect and preserve him for many blessed years! Mnogaya Lyeta!”
"Eis Polla Eti, Despota!"