The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light: they that dwell in the land of the shadow of death, upon them hath the light shined (Isaiah 9, 2)
Today, when the Orthodox breathing celebrates the Nativity of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, His Eminence Metropolitan Vladimir of Chisinau and Moldova celebrated the Divine Liturgy in the central cathedral of the country.
The first hierarch of the Moldovan Orthodox Church was assisted at the service by the cathedral Dean and metropolitan secretary, archpriest Vadim Cheibas, and by the clergy of the holy shrine.
Numerous church-goers communed with the Holy Body and Precious Blood of our Lord. After the Liturgy, archpriest Vadim Cheibas read out the arch-pastoral message to the members of the Orthodox Church of Moldova, and Metropolitan Vladimir congratulated the faithful on this bright Feast, calling people to live in unity in Christ and love between people.
The Divine Service closed with Christmas carols chanted by choirs of children and adults, uttering lauds to Lord Jesus and revoking the blessed news of the birth of the Saviour.
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