The day after the Theophany, or Baptismal of the Lord, the Church celebrates the Synaxis of the Holy Glorious Prophet, Forerunner and Baptist John – the one through whom God showed His Son in Baptismal.
It has already become a tradition that in this day His Eminence Metropolitan Vladimir celebrates the Divine Liturgy in St. John Baptist Cathedral in Comrat.
The Archpastor was greeted with great joy by His Grace Bishop Anatolie of Cahul and Comrat, as well as by the representatives of the local public authorities and numerous church-goers from the region.
During the Divine Liturgy the Metropolitan was assisted by His Eminence Archbishop Savva of Tiraspol and Dubasari and by His Grace Bishop Anatolie, as well as by the Dean of Comrat church circumscription, Mitred Archpriest Petru Cheles, the Confessor-administrator of Ciuflea Monastery, Archimandrite Nicolae (Rosca), and the clergy of Comrat Cathedral.
After the Divine Liturgy, a Thanks-giving service was celebrated at the Icon Of Holy Prophet and Baptist John, and prayers were uttered for the intercession of St. John before the Heavenly Throne.
His Grace Bishop Anatolie thanked His Eminence Metropolitan Vladimir and Archbishop Sava for their pastoral and brotherly visits, and appreciated the zeal and piety of the church-goers present at the service.