The hierarch of the Romanian Orthodox Church paid a pilgrimage visit to Ukraine
This is reported by the Information and Educational Department of the UOC-MP.
The hierarch of the Romanian Church visited Chernivtsi and Ternopil. In particular, bishop Andriy visited the assumption Pochaev Lavra. On January 12, he made a pilgrimage to the monasteries of the Rivne region.
On January 13, he celebrated the Liturgy in the St. Stephen's Chapel of the Assumption Cathedral of the Kyiv Pechersk Lavra, where services are held weekly for Romanian-speaking parishioners living in Kyiv.
He was co-ordinated by the clergy of the Romanian Orthodox church, clerics of the Diocese of Kyiv the UOC-MP and rector of the Moldavian-Romanian parish at the Kyiv Pechersk Lavra, archpriest Dymytry Popescu.
Representatives of the Romanian Embassy in Ukraine and the Embassy of Ukraine in Romania also prayed during the service.
After the service, the hierarch of the Romanian Orthodox Church, Bishop Andrew, with the Romanian Cultural Adviser, representatives of embassies and clergy of the Diocese of Kyiv of the UOC-MP laid flowers at the monument to St. Petro Mohyla.
Bishop Andrew of Covasna and Hargita (Romanian Orthodox Church) was born on November 22, 1967, in the village of Quetzan of the Mures Zudec of Romania.
In 2000, he graduated from the Bucharest Faculty of theology. In 2002-2005, he studied Postgraduate Studies at the Theological School of the University of Thessalonica in Greece.
At a meeting of the Holy Synod of the Romanian Orthodox Church on July 8-9, 2008, he was elected, and on August 15 of the same year, consecrated bishop of Fagar, Vicar of the Archdiocese of Sibius.
On February 5, 2015, He was elected by the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church as the ruling Bishop of Covasna and Hargita.