On Saturday, August 17, 2019, Father Macarie Bishop was among the Romanians in the Swedish city of Borås. On this occasion the hierarch performed the Holy Liturgy and baptized the infant Nectarie.
On Sunday, August 18, 2019, His Grace Macarie celebrated the Holy Liturgy and the Holy Baptism for the baby Alexandru Teodor from the community, in the Romanian church in Gothenburg, Sweden.
The children, after receiving the Holy Sacraments, were offered many gifts from the bishop. All those present worshiped the icon of the Virgin Mary – the Inexhaustible Chalice, which is kept in the Romanian church in Gothenburg. In the afternoon, His Grace Macarie participated at the Vespers Service in the church of the Swedish Orthodox Monastery “Holy Trinity” in Bredared, donating for the place of worship two icons of the Romanian Saints: Hermits Sila, Paisie and Natan from Sihastria Putnei Monastery in Romania and The Holy Martyrs and Voivodes of the Brancoveanu family.