During the Service, Metropolitan Vladimir rewarded Mitred Archpriest Teodor Postica, the rector of the church, with the right to celebrate the Divine Liturgy with the Holy Doors open till the prayer “Our Father…”.
Priest Rostislav Postica was rewarded with the medal of St. Rev. Paisie Velichkovsky, and Pr. Dumitru Moraru was granted the right to wear Kalimavkion.
Over 200 parishioners were present at the Divine Liturgy, sharing the grandeur of the event, praying along with the Hierarch and the priests to the Lord, and thanking God for living this blessed day in utmost joy of the work they all performed to embellish the House of the Lord, striving to gain spiritual piece and strength.
The Metropolitan congratulated the parishioners on this happy occasion, wishing them to continue exhibiting the same care and love for their Holy Shrine, giving a vivid example to all Christians.
The rector of the parish thanked His Eminence, on behalf of the entire community, for these cordial congratulations and spirit-building words, mentioning that the care for the spiritual matter will remain a priority for him personally and for the believers he had been entrusted to pastor.