on the 21st Sunday after Pentecost, October 29, 2023, His Eminence Metropolitan Vladimir, the First Hierarch of the Orthodox Church of Moldova, officiated the Divine Liturgy at the church dedicated to Saint Seraphim of Sarov in Posta Veche district of the capital.
The Arch-Pastor was welcomed by the parish rector, Fr. Veceslav Burlescu with his family and parishioners.
Praying at the Divine Liturgy along with the First Hierarch of the Orthodox Church of Moldova were: Protopriest Veceslav Burlescu, rector of the community, Protopriest Valeriu Bazatin, rector of Holy Martyr Valerius church, Protopriest Feodor Bortă, rector of the Church of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist in Chisinau, Protopriest Marin Cij, chairman of the synodal sector of Spiritual Assistance in Medical Institutions, and an assembly of priests and deacons.
In a solemn atmosphere of spiritual communion, the Metropolitan, together with the clergy and Christians, raised hymns of praise, supplications and thanksgiving to the Heavenly Throne, for a peaceful life free from troubles, but especially in the hope of inheriting the Kingdom of Heaven.
During the Small Entrance, His Eminence decorated the parish rector, Fr. Veceslav Burlescu with the right to wear the Epigonation, for the work done over the years in this parish.
During today’s divine service, His Eminence Vladimir, together with a choir of priests, officiated a litany of commemoration for the servants of God, Father Andrei and presbitera Elena Burlescu, founders of this church, after which he consecrated the stone Crucifixion erected in the churchyard.
After the celebration of the Liturgy, the Arch-pastor addressed congratulated those present on today’s historic event, wishing the faithful that this church, built in the heart of the Posta Veche district, dedicated to St. Seraphim of Sarov, may be like a guiding star on the way of salvation.
In turn, the parish priest thanked Metropolitan Vladimir for the great honour he has done to the parishioners by sharing with them this important feast of the soul, as well as for the congratulations and guidance from His Eminence.
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