On January 9, 2023, on the day of the memory of the Apostle and Archdeacon Stephen, Bishop Pavel of Molodechno and Stolbtsi held the Divine Liturgy in the church of the Venerable Mary of Egypt in Vileika.
His Grace was served by: Secretary of the diocesan administration Archpriest Vitaly Bogdanenok, dean of the Vileysky district Archpriest Vyacheslav Vabishevich, clerics of the church and the Molodechno diocese.
The deacon’s rank was performed by Deacon Dmitry Yatsenko.
Archpriest Vitaly Bogdanenok read out Christmas Message of the Patriarchal Exarch of All Belarus, Metropolitan Veniamin of Minsk and Zaslav.
After the prayer of the intercession, Bishop Pavel and his fellow clergy performed the rite of glorification of the feast of the Nativity of Christ.
At the end of the service, the ruling bishop congratulated the parishioners on the holiday and addressed words of edification.
Vladyka Pavel congratulated the communicants on receiving the Holy Mysteries of Christ and gave them all an archpastoral blessing