Metropolitan Vladimir of Chisinau and Moldova consecrated the Church of All Saints Who Shone in the Lands of Moldova on the First Sunday after the Pentecost (All Saints Sunday), on the territory of Cricova vinery.
The consecration service and Divine Liturgy were officiated with the participation of a group of priests, in the presence of representatives of top administration of Cricova vinery.
At the Small Entrance during the Liturgy, Metropolitan Vladimir rewarded the rector of the newly consecrated church, priest Serghei Barbu, with the right of wearing Golden Cross. The main ctitor of the holy shrine, Mr. Iurie Carp, director of Cricova Vinery, was awarded the 2nd degree Order of St. Gavriil Banulescu Bodoni.
Church distinctions were also awarded to representatives of the vinery.
“This Churh – unique in its way – is a material construction that has become today, in the act of consecration, a spiritual edifice. All of you, who contributed to this work, and your followers, are its vivid stones” – mentioned Metropolitan Vladimir.
The Church of All Saints Who Shone in the Lands of Moldova impresses by its specific architecture and by its location. This site of prayer will answer spiritual needs of numerous tourists who visit our national vinery.
Cricova vinery is situated in a picturesque area in the central part of the Republic of Moldova. Founded in 1952, it represents a unique underground complex, known worldwide for its immense labyrinths and, specifically, for its wines produced in the best local traditions.
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