Latest preparations for canonization ceremony of Metropolitan Gavriil Banulescu Bodoni

On September 3rd the canonization of Gavriil Banulescu Bodoni will take place at Capriana monastery. Thousands of faithful people are expected at the event, which will be a first for The Orthodox Church of the country. Metropolitans from several countries will attend the service. 

Monastery servants are working to prepare tomorrow's event. The service will be celebrated on a stage set up in the courtyard.

The monastery will be decorated with 50 floral compositions.

Almost half a ton of meat and hundreds of kilos of vegetables were bought for the holiday table.

Over 20 metropolitans from various countries and about 10,000 faithful people are expected to divine service.

"It's a tremendous event happening for the first time in Moldova and it is the first canonization in our church in Moldova" , said the abbot of the Căpriana Monastery, Filaret Cuzmin.

Gabriel Bănulescu Bodoni was titled Metropolitan of Moldova in February 1792. He printed several books and contributed to the church life in Basarabia.

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