On January 8, 2023, the 30th Week after Pentecost, the Feast of the Nativity of Christ, the Cathedral of the Most Holy Theotokos, Bishop Pavel of Molodechno and Stolbtsi held the Liturgy in the Cathedral of St. Anna in Stolbtsi.
His Eminence was co-served by: Secretary of the Molodechno Diocese Archpriest Vitaly Bogdanenok, cathedral clerk Archpriest Alexander Martinchik, clergy of the cathedral.
The deacon’s rank was headed by Deacon Dmitry Yatsenko.
After a special litany, a prayer was made for the Belarusian people and a prayer against the spread of coronavirus infection.
According to the communion verse, Priest George Kuryan read out the Christmas Message of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia.
After the prayer Vladyka Pavel and his fellow clergy performed the rite of glorification of the feast of the Nativity of Christ.
At the end of the service, Bishop Pavel 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.
In view of the diligent work for the glory of the Belarusian Orthodox Church, the medals “1030th anniversary of Orthodoxy in the Belarusian lands” were awarded to acting head of the Department of Ideological Work, Culture and Youth Affairs of the Stolbtsi district Executive Committee, Svetlana Tolionidovna Zhibul, altarpiece of the Cathedral of St. Righteous Anna ın Stolbtsi Petrov Vladmimr Nikolaevich.