Metropolitan of Moldova celebrates 50 years of ordained ministry (+VIDEO)

Chișinău, May 23, 2024

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His Eminence Metropolitan Vladimir of Chișinău and All Moldova celebrated 50 years of ordained ministry, on the feast of the Translation of the Relics of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker.

To mark the occasion, the Metropolitan celebrated the Divine Liturgy in the Nativity of the Lord Metropolitan Cathedral together his three vicar bishops and a number of clerics, reports the Moldovan Church.

His Eminence was ordained to the diaconate on May 22, 1974, in Smolensk.

At the end of the Liturgy, a Te Deum of thanksgiving was served “for all the grace and blessing bestowed upon our Metropolitan in the 50 years since he received the grace of serving at the holy altar, in the rank of deacon.”

Congratulatory messages from the Moldovan Synod and the cathedral clergy were read out following the service.

Watch the Divine Liturgy:

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