07 June 2017

The Head of the House of Romanoff congratulates Metropolitan Alexander of Astana and Kazakhstan on his 60th birthday


To His Eminence Metropolitan Alexander
Of Astana and Kazakhstan

Your Eminence!

I send you my warmest congratulations on your 60th birthday!

You have since your youngest years dedicated your life to the Holy Church, and in 1989 were consecrated a bishop, serving for many years in the Eparchy of Kostroma. I fondly remember meeting and praying together before the holy icons and relics in this historic land, which is so closely linked to the founding of our House.

Today, you shepherd the Orthodox flock in Kazakhstan with love and wisdom, contributing in so many significant ways to the friendship that exists between the peoples of Russia and Kazakhstan.

May the Lord keep you for many years, and send you His strength to serve your flock and all the Russian Orthodox Church.

My son and heir, Grand Duke George of Russia, also sends you his warm congratulations.

Asking your archpastoral blessing and prayers, I remain faithfully yours,


The original is signed in Her Imperial Highness’ own hand:

H.I.H. the Grand Duchess Maria of Russia

May 5/18 мая, 2017

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