Sunday, 18th August 2019, Metropolitan Vladimir of Chisinau and all Moldova celebrates 67th birthday. The staff of the Metropolitan Department were among the first to address sincere congratulations to the hierarch:
With the mercy of Almighty God and with the intercession of heavenly protectors, you arrived to a new anniversary, to 67 years of life with God. On this occasion we address our most sincere words of congratulations and wishes for good to Your Eminence.
As our ach-pastor, Your Eminence has expressed strong personality, steadiness, devotion, and consistency in guiding the faithful flock of the Metropolis of Chisinau and all Moldova.
Being endowed by God with wisdom and patience, you are loved and respected by the clergy and laity alike. Your eminence has been fulfilling the arch-pastoral mission and obedience to our Lord Jesus Christ and the Truth-loving people for over thirty years, with fatherly diligence.
Thus, in this anniversary moment, we pray assiduously to All-Merciful God to maintain you healthy and worthy at the helm of the ancestral Church, so that you continue to conduct the vessel of salvation with steadiness and trust in God.
Praying to eternal Christ and His Most Pure Mother for your guidance and protection, we reassure you of our most noble feelings.
EIS POLA ETI DESPOTA!
MANY YEARS, MASTER
With utmost respect and filial obedience
Staff of the Metropolitan Department