JUBILEE EPISTLE of His Eminence Metropolitan HILARION on the Occasion of the 800th Anniversary of the Birth of the Holy Right-Believing Great Prince Alexander Nevsky and the Centennial of the I All-Diaspora Council
"For our own good, our own happiness, let us at least give ourselves a promise that from this day, from this hour, from this minute, we will now try to love God most of all and to fulfill His holy will!" - St Herman of Alaska
"For the fervor in keeping the memory of this God-pleaser, the Lord generously rewarded us, sinful people, who had filled the church on the day of his glorification..." - Archimandrite Cyprian (Pizhov)
The laborers and staff of Holy Trinity Publications extend our heartfelt congratulations on this Feast of the Kursk-Root Icon of the Mother of God to the Hierarchs, clergy, and faithful of the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad.
"Love God and neighbor. Be patient toward others' deficiencies, for you have your own. Pray morning and night without fail, don't be lazy. Hope in aid from God, don't boast, and above all avoid pride, for this is the mother of all vice."
The Holy Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia has no option except, with profound sorrow and yet with full conviction, publicly to register her assent with the decision of the Holy Synod of the Patriarchate of Moscow.