The clergy and faithful of the Diocese of New York and New Jersey extend warm greetings and the assurance of our prayers to His Eminence, Archbishop Michael, on the occasion of his birthday (August 29). We wholeheartedly thank His Eminence for tirelessly serving the Diocese and the Orthodox Church in America these many years. In doing so, he has given his entire being absolutely to God and the Church, taking no concern for himself.
We offer Vladyka Michael our prayerful support and the intercession that our Lord will grant him long life, health, peace and salvation. Eis polla eti, Despota!
Mitred Archpriest Joseph Lickwar