Today, on Bright Saturday, May 4, 2019, I served Divine Liturgy in the church of my native village Spermezeu at the foot of the Ţibleş Mountains to give thanks to the Lord alongside my brother Theodore and my sister Maria with the whole family, for the 60th anniversary of marriage of our earthly parents, Vasile and Ana, who are in the middle of the road between the Golden and the Diamond Wedding. We gratefully kiss their warm and trampled hands of labor, praying for their health and salvation! We are thinking of all those who are developing their souls in this oven of clarification that is marriage. Great and noble is this institution! Laboratory in which sacrifice, patience, good grace, gentleness, and, of course, love in Christ are acquired.
It is therefore rightful to honor and cherish the institution of marriage and keep it from those who wish to ruin it!
+ Father Bishop Macarie Drăgoi of Northern Europe