The Orthodox Church in America
March 13, 2009
The Knights of the Orthodox Order of Saint John Russian Grand Priory has indeed done much excellent charitable work, throughout the world. For this we commend and acknowledge you. We likewise bestow our Archpastorial blessing upon you and all the members of the Order. May Our Lord, Jesus Christ, who blesses our intentions and guides our efforts, bestow upon you His peace, health and mercy.
Archbishop of Washington and New York
Metropolitan of All America and Canada