4 August 2019, The first hierarch of the Orthodox Church of Moldova, Metropolitan Vladimir, celebrated the Divine Liturgy on the 6th Sunday after Pentecost at the Nativity of the Lord Cathedral in Chisinau.
The hierarch was assisted at the service by archpriest Vadim Cheibas, Metropolitan Secretary and Cathedral Dean, and the Cathedral clergy.
Commemoration prayers were uttered during the Liturgy for the repose of the sole of Archbishop of Chisinau and Hotin Dimitrie (Sulima) and recently reposed archpriest Dimitrie Pirojcov, clergyman of St. George Church in Chisinau.
The Sunday Gospel Reading (Mathew 9: 27-35) related about the healing of two blind men and of the possessed numb man. Like many other passages of the Holy Gospel, this fragment shows that one and the same act of our Lord Jesus Christ echoed differently in the hearts of those with pure souls, who gave glory to God for such miracles, and aroused fury and anger of evil-hearted Pharisees.
This evangelical episode teaches us that pure heart and strong faith can make miracles, and everything is possible to the one who believes in the power of God.
Liturgical responses at the Divine Liturgy were provided by the Choir of St. Roman the Melodious, conducted by Alina Paula Barbu.
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