Putna, Suceava County, Romania, November 15, 2023
A Ukrainian Orthodox Church delegation consisting of three hierarchs visited one of the Romanian Orthodox Church’s most famous monasteries earlier this week.
With the blessing of His Beatitude Metropolitan Onuphry of Kiev and All Ukraine, the delegation, consisting of His Eminence Archbishop Viktor of Khmelnitsky, His Eminence Archbishop Dionysiy of Pereyaslav-Khmelnitsky, and His Grace Bishop Mark of Borodyanka, visited the Holy Dormition-Putna Monastery in northern Romania, near the border with Ukraine, the Khmelnitsky Diocese reports.
The bishops venerated the monastery’s holy icons and relics and enjoyed warm fraternal conversation with the abbot Archimandrite Melchisedec.
Among the sacred treasures at Putna is the relics of St. Stephen the Great, who founded the monastery in 1466-1469 in gratitude for victory in the battle in which he conquered the Kilia citadel.