Saturday, 19th October 2019, Metropolitan Vladimir of Chisinau and all Moldova reconsecrated the church of Venerable Paraskeva in the community of Vasieni, Ialoveni District, after interior refurbishment.
After the consecration service, the Divine Liturgy was celebrated. Metropolitan Vladimir was assisted at the Divine Service by archpriest Vadim Cheibas, Metropolitan secretary, archpriest Anatolie Stefanov, Ialoveni District Dean, archpriest Petru Pisica, secretary of Ialoveni Deanery, priest Eugen Sprâncean, parish rector, and other priests and deacons.
Numerous members and guests of the parish of St. Paraskeva arrived to share the liturgical joy with the arch-pastor and the clergy, and to thank God for utmost mercy and their Patron Saint for heavenly intercessions.
Liturgical responses were provided by the choir of St. Gavriil Banulescu-Bodoni.
During the Small Entrance, Metropolitan Vladimir awarded the parish rector, father Eugen Sprâncean with the right of wearing Cross with Jewels.
The arch-pastor ordained Simeon Gamarț into deacon during the Liturgy, appointing the young cleric to service in the Metropolitan Cathedral of Chisinau.
Thanks-Givig service was officiated after the Liturgy, upon which Metropolitan Vladimir addressed a message of congratulation, gratefulness, and arch-pastoral guidance to the parish rector, ctitors, and parishioners of the church. The metropolitan thanked all those who supported father Eugen in the works of church building renovation and in his pastoral ministry within the parish.
Father Eugen thanked Metropolitan Vladimir in his turn, underlining his gratefulness to other priests, the local authorities, parish members, and guests, for the liturgical presence and prayers during the Divine Service.
The celebration ended with an Agape feast, offered by parishioners to all those present in the church.
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