On the 5th Sunday after Pentecost, coincided this year with the Feast of Holy Apostles Peter and Paul, Metropolitan Vladimir celebrated the Divine Liturgy in the Nativity of the Lord Cathedral in Chisinau.
The arch-pastor was assisted at the Divine Service by archpriest Vadim Cheibas, the Cathedral Dean and Metropolitan Secretary, and the clergy of the holy shrine.
The church-goers and the clergy united in prayer with the first hierarch of the Moldovan Church, giving glory to God and expressing their veneration of the Lord’s Apostles, asking for their fervent intercession for the right-faithful before the Righteous Judge. The community prayed for the protection of the Lord’s flock from the imminent danger faced by the world.
The Gospel Reading heard today in Church spoke about the healing of the two possessed men in Gadara.
This Evangelical story communicates us that our Lord Jesus Christ came to grand healing to all those enslaved by the devil, to all those in suffering and in sickness. The Son of God came into the world out of His eternal love for the fallen humanity, teaching us the way we should treat each other, the attitude we should have to those in suffering, to the lonely ones, to those at the limit of their patience and who are not tolerated by others, those who live on the margins of the society and are abandoned by the rest of the people. Lord Jesus Christ always showed unspoken love to the humanity, inspiring this love to all those who decide to follow Him.
After the Liturgy the parishioners listened to a message of spiritual guidance and were called to resemble the holy Apostles Peter and Paul in their fervent faith and self-denial for the sake of Christian preaching.
The Service was live broadcast at the national Radio and TV, with liturgical commentaries offered by the journalist Iulian Proca.
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