Wednesday, 12 December 2018, on the last day of pilgrimage to the Holy Land, a group of pilgrims from Moldova, conducted by Metropolitan Vladimir, met with His Godly Beatitude Theophilos, Patriarch of Jerusalem.
The group included HE Metropolitan Vladimir of Chisinau and Moldova, HG Vicar Bishop Ioan of Soroca, rev. Archimandrite Nicolae (Rosca), Confessor and Administrator of St. Theodore of Tyre (Ciuflea) Monastery in Chisinau, rev. Archimandrite Spiridon (Prinos), Monk-Superior of the Monastery in Chistelnita, rev. Archimandrite Kiril (Braguta), Monk-Superior of the Monastery in Hirjauca, archpriest Nicolae Cravet, dean of Soroca church circumscription, archpriest Teodor Pelin, dean of Criuleni and Dubasari church circumscription, archpriest Andrei Danilescu, dean of Slobozia church circumscription, archpriest Oleg Vieru, director of the Orthodox pilgrimage centre in Chisinau, and over 100 lay Christians.
His Godly Beatitude Theophilos welcomed the guests, appreciating the love of Metropolitan Vladimir and Moldovan pilgrims for the Holy Land.
His Eminence Vladimir thanked the first hierarch of Jerusalem for the care and traditional cordial hospitality exhibited to our pilgrims visiting the blessed land to worship the shrines so dear to any Christian soul.
Metropolitan Vladimir presented Patriarch Theophilos with spiritual gifts from the Moldovan Church. His Beatitude responded to this gesture, presenting the Metropolitan with an icon of the Mother of God of Jerusalem.
Before departure from Jerusalem, the group of pilgrims visited once again the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, in worship to our Lord Jesus Christ, and participated in a cross procession in the historical centre of Jerusalem, on the biblical places related to the earthly life of Jesus Christ and holy Apostles.
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