Today, Friday, January 22, 2021, Patriarch Kirill of Moscow conveyed his warmest wishes to Archbishop Anastasios of Tirana and All Albania on the occasion of his name day.
Patriarch Kirill of Moscow stated in his announcement:
To Archbishop Anastasios of Tirana and All Albania
Your Eminence and dear Brother in the Lord,
On the day that we commemorate the holy martyr Anastasius the Persian, I salute you and wholeheartedly congratulate you on your nameday.
Following the example of this admirable Saint of God, you undertook the difficult lot of the ministry of the Prelate and seek to expend the powers and gifts to spread and glorify the word of the Lord.
I pray to the Creator for the reinforcement of your physical and spiritual strength and His contribution to Your high ministry as a Primate. With the intercession of Your heavenly protector, may Jesus Christ safeguard You.