Orthodox Christians celebrate today one of the greatest holidays - the Nativity of Christ. As in many countries of the world, this is not only a church holiday in Pridnestrovie, but also a state holiday. In honor of the birth of the Son of God, Christmas services are held in all Orthodox churches. The festive service gathered hundreds of residents and guests of Tiraspol under the arches of the cathedral, which bears the name of the Nativity of Christ. As an example of the temple architecture of Ancient Russia, the temple is quite young: it was built by the end of 1999, and consecrated in 2000. On January 16, the Nativity of Christ Cathedral celebrates the 20th anniversary. Tonight, the birth of Jesus Christ is celebrated here.
The PMR President Vadim Krasnoselsky is among the parishioners who arrived for the festive service. The liturgy was held by the Archbishop of Tiraspol and Dubossary Sawa. Having completed the Christmas service, Vladyka Sawa read out the Christmas message from His Holiness Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill. His Holiness Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia urged everyone to pay attention to those close to them on these holidays, to find kind words for them, to thank. A similar appeal was addressed to the parishioners in his greeting and congratulatory speech by Archbishop Sawa.
The PMR President Vadim Krasnoselsky congratulated Vladyka Sawa, clergy, parishioners, gathered at the Cathedral of the Nativity of Christ, and all Orthodox Christians on a great holiday.