Source: Basilica News Agency
May 3, 2018
For the first time in Romania Saint Matrona of Moscow was liturgically celebrated Wednesday at Tabacu Church in Bucharest where the Russian Orthodox community attends the divine services.
Although she was born blind and lost the use of her legs at the age of 17, for her ascetic life and unceasing prayer, God bestowed upon Blessed Matrona the gifts of foresight and wonderworking.
Matrona Nikonova was glorified by the Russian Orthodox Church in 1999, and for the next 19 years her devotion has spread rapidly all across the entire world.
Saint Matrona was included in the liturgical calendar of the Romanian Orthodox Church during the February 15, 2018, working session of the Holy Synod, at the proposal of the assembly of bishops of the Metropolis of Muntenia and Dobrudja.
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