Thursday, March 7, 2019, His Grace Bishop Macarie, Bishop of the Romanian Orthodox Diocese of Northern Europe, was among the believers on Funen Island. On this occasion, the hierarch held the Divine Liturgy, surrounded by a group of priests and deacons in the city of Odense, where he consecrated the two newly ordained priests into confessors, Daniel Florea and Andrei Cojocariu, and invested them as parish priests in Odessa and Svendborg.
In the Eucharistic ministry, the His Grace Macarie also celebrated the Mystery of Saint Baptism for Ilinca Natalia, the first child of reverend Andrei and of the presbytera Irina Luiza, performing the churching of the infant at the end of the service. “I think the most beautiful, most innocent and meaningful facts that we can do in life are when we receive a baby on our arms,” the hierarch said.
Father Dean Mihai-Marius Hornicar offered his thanks appropriate to the Most Merciful God, entrusting the hierarch to the fact that in the Deanery of Roskilde and Odense the clergy and the faithful people will work with more fervor for salvation.