Bishops from Moldova and Romania Celebrate Pascha with Refugees

The hierarchs congratulated the faithful on the feast day and presented them with gifts. team | 28 April 2022

Bishop Anthony of Bălți, Vicar of the Chisinau Metropolis (Moldavian Orthodox Church), and Bishop Veniamin of South Bessarabia (Romanian Patriarchate) spent the first day of Pascha together with refugees from Ukraine. The hierarchs congratulated the faithful on the Bright Resurrection of Christ and gave them Paschal gifts, reports

On Sunday morning, Bishop Anthony went to the AGAPIS Primary Medical Aid Point, which is operating non-stop since March 21, 2022, and which was organized by the Diocese of Bălți in partnership with the social mission “Diaconia” of the Bessarabia Metropolis.

There, the Bishop of Bălți met with the refugees and presented them with 50 food packages and 50 Paschal cakes.

The hierarch noted that the assistance that the diocese constantly provides to people arriving from Ukraine is possible thanks to the material support of the hierarchs of the Romanian Patriarchate: Metropolitan Joseph of Western and Southern Europe, Metropolitan Nifont of Targovishte, Bishop Silouan of Italy, and Bishop Timothy of Spain and Portugal.

Also on the first day of Christ’s Resurrection, Bishop Veniamin of South Bessarabia met with the refugees accommodated in a sanatorium in the city of Cahul in Moldova. He gave them the Holy Fire and gifts for the Paschal meal – 60 food packages, of which 42 were for adults and 18 for children.

Bishop Veniamin addressed the refugees with words of greeting and encouragement, sang the Paschal troparion and shared a festive meal with them.

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