STAMPS SHOW HISTORY OF DEVELOPMENT OF CHRISTIANITY IN MOLDOVA: STAMPS OF EASTERN EUROPE

Linn's Stamp News - May 2016 Historically, it would be hard to overstate the national and cultural influence of the Orthodox Church in Moldova. Today, upwards of 95 percent of the population of roughly 3 million are Orthodox Christians. In a sense, to be Moldovan is to be Orthodox. Trying to define Moldova can be a bit like ...

Metropolitan Vladimir participated in the inauguration of the monument of Holy Prince Stephan the Great in Criuleni

Moldovan Orthodox Church - September 2014 After the Divine Liturgy on the 12th Sunday after Pentecost, His Eminence Metropolitan Vladimir traveled to Criuleni, to participate in the ceremony of inauguration of the monument of Moldovan Prince Saint Stephan the Great. Present at this prominent event were President of the Republic of Moldova, Nicolae Timofti, Moldovan Ex President ...

On his 25th anniversary of Arch-pastoral service Metropolitan Vladimir celebrated the Divine Liturgy in the Nativity of the Lord Cathedral of Chisinau

Moldovan Orthodox Church - July - August 2014 This year’s feast of Kazan Icon of the Theotokos marked the 25th anniversary of His Eminence Vladimir’s arch-pastoral ordination. On Monday, 21st July, His Eminence celebrated the Divine Liturgy in the Nativity of the Lord Cathedral of Chisinau, assisted by Moldovan clergy, praying for, and supported by numerous church-goers ...

The Monastery of Frumoasa

Moldovan Orthodox Church - July 2014 The monastery takes it name after a valley in which it was built – the Beautiful Valley (Frumoasa means beautiful in Romanian). The settlement was founded in 1804 as a monastery of monks. Its founders, razesh (peasant who should be any time ready to join army in war) Efrem Iurcu of ...

Politicians who back law on equal rights for gays may be excommunicated – Moldovan Orthodox Church threats

  Chisinau, June 21, Interfax - The Moldovan Orthodox Church Synod has threatened politicians who back the law on equal rights for homosexuals with excommunication. Metropolitan Vladimir of Chisinau and All Moldova told reporters on Friday that "the first step may be to keep such politicians from taking communion." The metropolitan said the June 20 meeting of the ...

Feast day at Saharna Monastery

Moldovan Orthodox Church - 29/5/13 On the commemoration day of St. Rev. Macarios who was an inhabitant of the Monastery of Saharna, this monastic settlement stroke its bells to call the God-loving people to holiday prayer. With utmost brotherly love, the monastic family headed by father Archimandrite Adrian (Baciu), followed by numerous pilgrims, met His Eminence Metropolitan ...

The Metropolitan visited Capriana Monastery, presiding the meeting of Straseni church circumscription

Moldovan Orthodox Church On Thursday, the 28th of March, His Eminence Metropolitan Vladimir visited the monastery of Capriana, participating at the conference of priests and presbyteresses of Straseni church circumscription. The event was moderated by Straseni church district dean, Mitred Archpriest Victor Mihalachi, who made a presentation with the topic “The mission of erudite, pious, and wise ...

Bishop Sava of Tiraspol and Dubasari raised into the dignity of Archbishop

Moldovan Orthodox Church - 10/2/13 On the 35th Sunday after the Pentecost, the members of the Council of Archbishops joined in common prayer at Christ the Savior Cathedral Patriarhului Kiril i-au coliturghisit ÎPS Mitropolit Vladimir, precum şi PS Episcop Sava, din partea Mitropoliei Moldovei. His Eminence Metropolitan Vladimir and Bishop Sava, on behalf of the Metropolis of Moldova ...

The Holy Disciple (from the Seventy) First-Martyr and ArchDeacon Stephen

12/1/13 Moldovan Orthodox Church - Commemorated on December 27 The Holy Disciple (from the Seventy) First-Martyr and ArchDeacon Stephen was the eldest among the Seven Deacons, established by the Apostles themselves, and therefore he is called “archdeacon”. He was t he Christian First-Martyr, and he suffered for Christ at about age 30. In the words of Asterias, ...

Chisinau’s Patron Feast celebrated at the Metropolitan Cathedral

Moldovan Orthodox Church 15/1/2012 The Feast of the Protection of the Theotokos is a dear holiday for all Orthodox Christians of Moldova, but is a very special feast for Chisinau citizens, for it is the Patron Holiday of the capital. It has become a tradition that this beautiful holiday is celebrated with much joy at the Nativity of ...

The meeting of the Synod of the Orthodox Church of Moldova took place on September 28, 2012

The Moldovan Orthodox Church On 28th of September 2012, Archpastors of the Metropolis of Chisinau and All Moldova met at the Metropolitan Administration, to participate in the ordinary meeting of the Synod of the Orthodox Church of Moldova, presided by His Eminence Metropolitan Vladimir. Issues of church life, and eventual solutions for the existing problems were discussed, ...

Round table discussion “Suicide of children: between figures and solutions” held in Chisinau Municipal Department for Child’s Rights Protection

Moldovan Orthodox Church 13/9/2012 Chisinau Municipal Department for Child’s Rights Protection organized a round table discussion on the topic “Suicide of children: between figures and solutions”. The goal of this meeting is to raise public awareness and identify joint solutions in order to ensure the fulfillment of the child’s inalienable right to life. In her opening message, Mrs. ...

Moldovan parliament speaker meets Orthodox Church representatives

10/4/2012 Chisinau, April 10. /MOLDPRES/. Moldovan Parliament Speaker Marian Lupu today met the members of the Holy Synod of the Moldovan Orthodox Church, headed by Metropolitan of Chisinau and All Moldova Vladimir, the parliament's media relations department has said. The participants in the meeting discussed the draft law on prevention and combating of discrimination, which has been ...

Call for Help and Mercy

14/1/2012 Recommend by the Moldovan Orthodox Church With humility and obedience, I appeal to all people, help me have my child operated abroad! I have two children. The first child was born with the right year closed and deformed, he cannot hear, and in present faces severe complications of the nervous system. He cannot stand loud sounds, ...

The Theological Seminary of Chisinau organized a conference on the topic “We have the right to live in a world without violence”

18/11/2011 Moldovan Orthodox Church Seminary students made presentations on the phenomenon of violence, from the social, moral, psychological, and legal perspectives. Covering the theological aspect of violence were the guests: Archpriest Vasile Ciobanu, the confessor of Ialoveni church district, Archpriest Octavian Mosin, chairman of the Association of Orthodox Christian Students, and Archpriest Ioan Uglea, lecturer of ...

Chisinau’s Saint Cyril and Methodius Lyceum at it’s 30th anniversary

The Moldovan Orthodox Church 27/10/2011 The theoretical high-school "St. Cyril and Methodius" celebrated today the 30th anniversary of it's foundation. This outstanding event was celebrated by the institution's teachers and pupils, along with the guests, including Archpriest Octavian Mosin. Fr. Octavian read out the message of congratulation of His Eminence Metropolitan Vladimir. In his message the hierarch ...

Moldovan Premier Warns Church Against Political Meddling

Moldovan Prime Mininster Vlad Filat

25/9/2011 CHISINAU -- Moldova's Prime Minister Vlad Filat has warned the country's powerful Orthodox Church to stop meddling in state affairs, RFE/RL's Moldovan Service reports. "Every citizen has a right to protest, but since the state does not interfere in the activities of the church, the church should also stop interfering in the business of the state," ...

Priests of Chisinau Church District meet to discuss important issues of Church Life

15/9/2011 Moldovan Orthodox Church The church of St. Archangels Michael and Gabriel of Durleşti town hosted today the meeting of clergymen from Chişinau Church District. The meeting was chaired by Mitred Archpriest Zosima Toia, Dean of the Circumscription. About 50 clergymen from Chisinau municipality, along with Mrs. Elena Bâtcă, lawyer of the Metropolitan Administration, participated in the ...

Moldovan Orthodox Church Rejects UN Official’s Comments

14/9/2011 CHISINAU -- Moldova's Orthodox Church has criticized a UN official for suggesting it has too much influence in the country, RFE/RL's Moldovan Service reports. The Orthodox Church said comments by Heiner Bielefeldt, UN rapporteur for religious freedom, were "shameless and disrespectful." Bielefeldt visited Moldova earlier this month to gather information for a report he will publish ...

A memorial complex inaugurated in Cocieri

Moldovan Orthodox Church On Satturday, 06 August, an outstanding memorial complex was inaugurated in the village of Cocieri, Dubasari raion, honouring the memory of the heroes who fell in mission, performing their duty in the transdniestrian conflict. Two decades have passed since that armed conflict escalated. Top state administration, war veterans, military and clergymen were present ...