Portrait of Elder Justin (Pârvu) streaming myrrh

Petru Vodă, Neamț, Romania, February 13, 2024

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Pilgrims to the Petru Vodă Monastery founded by the revered Romanian Elder Justin (Pârvu) noticed a miracle in his cell earlier this month.

In honor of the 105th anniversary of the birth of Fr. Justin, a symposium was held at the monastery on “Fr. Justin (Pârvu), Comforter of the Sick and Supporter of the Sorrowful,” the monastery reports.

The event began on Saturday, February 10, with the celebration of the Divine Liturgy by His Grace Bishop Veniamin of South Bessarabia, followed by a parastas memorial service for Fr. Justin. The symposium featured speakers who made presentations about how Fr. Justin “was loved by many Romanians, because he himself loved all people in suffering and trouble.”

Photo: atitudini.com Photo: atitudini.com “Fr. Justin’s model of sacrifice and continuous giving to his fellow men still remains an example and a source of inspiration for all who want to love beautifully in Christ,” the monastery writes.

“Fr. Justin was certainly with us and among us,” during the anniversary events, the monastery reflects.

The day also included a visit to Fr. Justin’s cell, where some of the pilgrims noticed that one of the portraits of him kept in the cell, where he lived the last years of his life, was streaming myrrh, which “spread a lot of tranquility and peace of soul.”

The event ended with a procession to Fr. Justin’s grave, where the pilgrims offered prayers of thanks to the great elder.

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