The festive service gathered hundreds of residents and guests of the capital under the arches of the cathedral, which bears the name of the Nativity of Christ in Tiraspol. The PMR President Vadim Krasnoselsky, Chairman of the Supreme Council Alexander Korshunov with his wife, representatives of state authorities and the leadership of the capital were among the parishioners. The liturgy was served by the Archbishop of Tiraspol and Dubossary Sawa. After the Christmas service Vladyka Sawa read out the message of His Holiness Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill. His Holiness Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia urged everyone to pay attention to those close to them on these holidays, to find kind words for them, to thank.
Archbishop Sawa for his part appealed to the parishioners with the wish that the holy days of the feast of the Nativity of Christ would help everyone to be in peaceful unity with their relatives, friends and acquaintances.