The representative office was opened at the Temple of the Presentation of the Most Holy Theotokos in the Temple in Barashi. Metropolitan of Kishinev and All Moldova Vladimir was appointed the new rector of the church. Archpriest Vitaly Pynzaru was appointed assistant to the rector and representative of the Chisinau-Moldavian Metropolitanate. Temple cleric Archpriest Sergei Kryukov.
The Church of the Presentation of the Most Holy Theotokos in Barashi has the status of a patriarchal courtyard – a church under the direct control of the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia.
Opening of a representative office of the Church of Moldova in Moscow; The official name of the Chisinau-Moldavian Metropolitanate after it was granted the status of self-governing by the decision of the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church in 1992 and the tomos of Patriarch Alexy II of 1994) became the second in a series of institutions under the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia, households belonging not to Local Orthodox Churches, but self-governing parts of the Russian Orthodox Church.
The church charter includes five churches as self-governing:
The Ukrainian Orthodox Church („self-governing church with broad autonomy rights”),
Latvian Orthodox Church,
Orthodox Church of Moldova,
The Estonian Orthodox Church, and
Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia.
The Church of Moldova is the only self-governing church with its own spiritual center in Moscow. The ecclesiastical representation of the Chisinau-Moldavian Metropolitanate under His Holiness Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia plays an important role in ensuring interaction between fraternal Churches.
The parish of the temple lives a rich spiritual life: in addition to divine services, cultural events, educational meetings on theological topics are held on the territory of the temple, pilgrimage trips for parishioners are organized.