Easter Greetings of Aleksandr Beglov, Governor of St. Petersburg, to Bishop Laptev:
“Dear Ivan Sergeyevich,
“I wish you and all Russian Lutherans a joyful Feast of Christ’s Resurrection!
“The Easter holiday is symbolic of spiritual renewal and triumph of life. As it unites millions of Christians all around the world, it fills hearts with joy and hope, gives faith in the future, and encourages to do good works.
“May this blessed day bring love, concord, and mutual understanding to every home!
“I wish everybody peace, happiness, and wellbeing!