On 7-8 October 2022, on the commemoration day of Venerable Sergius of Radonezh (reposed in 1393), His Eminence Metropolitan Vladimir of Chisinau and all Moldova prayed in the Holy Trinity Lavra of St. Sergius.
On the eve of the feast, 7 October, Metropolitan Vladimir officiated the Great Vespers service in the Dormition of the Theotokos Cathedral. According to the monastery’s tradition, the Vespers service on the eve of the feast-days of St. Sergius are officiated in all churches of the monastery that he founded.
On Saturday, 8 October, Metropolitan Vladimir of Chisinau and all Moldova conducted the celebration of the Divine Liturgy in the Dormition of the Theotokos church of the monastery.
Participating in the Liturgy together with His Eminence Vladimir were arch-pastors and clergy from the majority of the dioceses of the Russian Orthodox Church, delegations of the Local Sister-Churches, guests and pilgrims.
After the Divine Liturgy, Metropolitan Vladimir officiated a Te-Deum Laudamus service in the Cathedral Square of the Monastery, in front of the icon of Venerable Sergius of Radonezh.
Liturgical responses were provided by choral groups conducted by hieromonk Nestor (Volkov) and psalm-reader Veaceslav Pilyugyn.
The Divine Service was live broadcast on Spas and Soyuz TV channels and on patriarchia.ru website.
Synodal Sector of Institutional Communication and Mass-Media Relations,
with reference to patriarchia.ru