Moscow, January 4, 2010
His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia has addressed his traditional Christmas Epistle to the archpastors, pastors, monastics, and all the faithful of the Russian Orthodox Church.
The 2010/2011 Christmas Epistle is being published in the national languages of a number of countries that have churches belonging to the Moscow Patriarchate. These include Russian, Ukrainian, Belorussian, Moladavian, Estonian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Kazakh, Turkmen, Tadjik, Uzbek, Kyrgyz, Azerbaijani, Chinese, and Japanese. The epistle is also translated into English, German, French, Italian, and Greek, reports the DECR communication service of the Moscow Patriarchate.