The Romanian Orthodox Church canonizes a new Saint
On Sunday 21 May 2006, the feastday of the holy equal-to-apostles Constantine and Helen (New Calendar)—the patron saints of the patriarchal cathedral in Bucharest—during the Holy Liturgy Metropolitan Gregory of Wallachia was canonized as a saint.
His Beatitude Patriarch Theoctist of Romania headed the festive Liturgy. Along with the hierarchs of the Holy Synod of the Romanian Orthodox Church, his concelebrants were: Archbishop Gregory of Great Britain, of the Constantinopolitan Patriarchate; Metropolitan Basil of Elasona, of the Orthodox Church of Greece; Metropolitan Ignatius of Pleven, of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church; Metropolitan Metrophanes of the American diocese of the Serbian Orthodox Church; and Episcope Abel of Lublin and Chelm of the Orthodox Church of Poland.
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The Saint, whose relics are enshrined in the Caldarusani monastery, will be venerated on May 22.