On the second Sunday after the Pentecost, H.E. Metropolitan Vladimir celebrated the Divine Service, assisted by the clergymen of the Nativity of the Lord Cathedral.
As it is usual during the fasting period, there was hardly any spare room left in the Cathedral, for numerous Orthodox Christians from the capital came to pray to All-Good God and His saints, in a spiritual union, to be able to resist all temptations and difficulties of life.
Christians gathered to thank our Heavenly Father for His endless kindness and for the fact that, despite all pettiness and depravity of the world, the Lord has mercy on His servants and does not abandon them, forgiving their trespasses and blessing them with His love.
This is what the Hierarch talked about to the Christians in the sermon after the Liturgy, advising them with love and wisdom to be faithful and obedient flock, live with fear of God and with the hope of eternal life. His Eminence Vladimir mentioned that the fast should be continued, with prayer and sensibility for spiritual joy, for conciliation and inner peace, so that every Christian receives the Savior’s payment for his efforts and faith.