CONGRATULATORY SPEECH UPON THE ELECTION OF H.B. ARCHBISHOP NURHAN MANOUGIAN, ARMENIAN PATRIARCH.
Upon Your election by the Brotherhood of St. James, kindly accept Our congratulations on behalf of Our Brotherhood of the Holy Tomb and Our community, from Our Mediocrity.
We assure Your Beatitude of Our prayers as You prepare to assume Your pastoral ministry and Patriarchal responsibilities.
We trust that Our co-operation as guardians and servants of the Holy Places and as spiritual leaders of Our respective communities in Jerusalem and the Holy Land will continue to bear witness to Our Christian faith and cultural heritage.
Invoking upon Your Beatitude Our Lord Jesus Christ’s grace and the enlightenment of the Holy Spirit We again congratulate and wish You every success.
With love in Christ,
Patriarch of Jerusalem