The First Hierarch of the Orthodox Church of Moldova visited on Saturday, 25th December 2021, the parish of Holy Hierarch Spyridon of Trimythous at the Emergency Hospital in Chisinau, to share the joy of the Patron Feast with the parishioners.
In the Feast inauguration, the arch-pastor officiated the blessing of interior painting of the holy place, followed by the celebration of the Divine Liturgy.
A big number of priests assisted the metropolitan: archpriest Vadim Cheibas, Metropolitan Secretary, archimandrite Nicolae (Rosca), Spiritual administrator of the Monastery of Ciuflea and Chairman of Synodal Sector of Pastoral Activity in the MIA, MD, and Law-enforcement structures, archpriest Octavian Mosin, Chairman of Synodal Sector of Pastoral Activity among Youth, archpriest Marin Cij, Chairman of Synodal Sector of Spiritual Assistance in Medical Institutions, archpriest Mihail Borta, parish rector, and numerous other clergymen.
Liturgical responses during the Divine Service were provided by the parish choir directed by Magdalena Borta.
Director of the Institute of Emergency Medicine, Mihail Ciocanu, medical staff of the hospital, parishioners, and donators of the parish participated in the Divine Liturgy.
During the Small Entrance, Metropolitan Vladimir awarded to St. Spyridon Parish Rector, archpriest Mihail Borta, the Second Degree metropolitan order of Church Merit, in sign of high appreciation of pastoral activity and efforts in the construction of the holy place.
Thanks-giving prayers were uttered during and after the Liturgy, and then Metropolitan Vladimir addressed a message of congratulation and arch-pastoral guidance to the parishioners. The metropolitan spoke about the life of Holy Hierarch Spyridon of Trimythous.
The arch-pastor also appreciated the contribution, support, and devotion of the medical staff, donators, and parish members in the construction of the holy place. Metropolitan Vladimir thanked archpriest Mihail Borta for the guidance of the parishioners and administration of the construction works.
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