Congratulatory message addressed to HB Patriarch Neophyte of Bulgaria on his 70th birthday anniversary

Romanian- Bulgarian Orthodox Churches- October 2015

His Beatitude NEOPHYTE,
Patriarch of Bulgaria

Your Beatitude,

We warmly congratulate you on the occasion of your 70th birthday anniversary and we reassure you of our brotherly love in Christ and great esteem for Your Beatitude pastoral and missionary work undertaken in the service of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church.

Your long and fruitful activity of almost 30 years of episcopal dignity including over 2 years since you were elected and enthroned as Patriarch of Bulgaria are a definite proof of Your Beatitude determination and dedication to faithfully serve the Bulgarian Orthodox people and the unity of the entire Orthodox Church.

In the spirit of the traditional good relations existing between our two sister Churches, on behalf of the members of the Holy Synod, the clergy and faithful of the Romanian Orthodox Church, we address to you our warm and fraternal wishes of good health and pray our Saviour Jesus Christ to bestow upon Your Beatitude His rich spiritual gifts!

Many and blessed years!

With high esteem and brotherly love in Christ the Lord,

† D A N I E L
Patriarch of Romania