On 22 November, we celebrated the Patron Feast Day of the church in honour of St Nektarios of Aegina on the grounds of the Boarding Home for children with special needs. Photos by Maxim Chernogolov.
We started celebrating the Akathists to St Nektarios of Aegina in the Boarding Home for children with special needs in 2002. Over time, a church was built on the territory of the Boarding Home.
Seasons, things, ages come and go, but ‘Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.’ (Hebrews 13: 8)
We invite you to have a look at some beautiful autumn views of our Convent this year.
At St Elisabeth Convent we have the social employment workshop ‘Dobrodel’ which offers jobs for people with mental conditions. They are able and willing to work, but they are not hired because of disability.
‘Youth Saturday’ is a new project for Orthodox youth of Minsk to meet together on the last Saturday of each month for prayer. The first ‘Youth Saturday’ took place in St Elisabeth Convent on 31 October.
Their smiles are the happiest, their faith is the purest. It is really gratifying to see so many kids in the church. Our children are our hope. Photos of little parishioners captured by Maxim Chernogolov.
On 23 October, the Church honours St Ambrose of Optina, and on 24 October, we honour the memory of the holy Elders of Optina Monastery. We invite you to have a look at some photos of these days.
It is a place where colourful autumn walks hand-in-hand with black monastic robes, fast-paced life learns quiet contemplation, and every moment of our reality meets eternity. It is harmony.
Every Autumn, our convent hosts annual festivals of choral music, attended by church and secular choirs from Belarus and abroad. We present photos from the twentieth festival, which opened in mid-October.
We are pleased to share with you some of the most beautiful pictures from the celebration of the Protection of the Holy Theotokos at our church. As we sang in the Kontakion on this day, “apostles and prophets…
At the women’s farmstead, celebrated with great joy the day of its patron saint, Sergius of Radonezh, the wonderworker. Every soul who finds God, every woman who rebuilds her life is truly a miracle.
We welcome visitors from Belarus and elsewhere who come to join us in the veneration of our heavenly intercessor and mother of all of God's children. The varied programme is presented this year.
The potato picking season is our chance to build our food stocks for the year, and a great occasion for the monastic brothers and sisters to come together and enjoy their shared time at work.
The festival "Joy of Protection of the Mother of God" is an annual event conducted by our Convent dedicated to the feast day of the Protection of the Holy Theotokos. JOY is held three times a year.
We are sharing with you the photos from our worhip services on the feast of the Exaltation of the Cross. See the colours and the light, and the unitedness of the people in the celebratrion of the triumph…
We are sharing with you the photos from our worship services on the feast of the Exaltation of the Cross. See the colours and the light, and the unitedness of the people in the celebration of the triumph.
Here at Saint Elisabeth Convent, football is very popular. Almost everybody plays it - parishioners, their children, staff, clergy and monastics. We teach and play football at our Convent's school "Ichthys".
For those of you who could not attend our services dedicated to the Nativity of the Theotokos in person or online, this is your chance to appreciate the festive atmosphere that reigned in our convent.
The beautiful scenery, the everyday rural chores, friendships and the presence of God - the new photo album from our farmstead shows it all. We give the chance to the vulnerable people to find shelter.
The first day of the Autumn is the start of the new school year throughout Belarus and was celebrated with great joy at the school of our Convent. All are happy to be back to school, as photos shows.
The church offices on the feast day of the Dormition included the observance of the Burial Service of the Theotokos, a tradition that comes from the Patriarchate of Jerusalem, where she died and was buried.
Many people joined us for the celebration of the Dormition the Most Pure Mother of God last week. It was a great joy for us to welcome all of the celebrants and see their enlightened faces.
Some of our young parishioners have had an exciting summer at our makeshift summer camp outside Minsk, and we are pleased to share with you the photos of some of their most memorable moments.
We hope you will enjoy this slide show from the All-night Vigil dedicated to the celebration of the Feast Day of the Holy Transfiguration at the Church of the Reigning Icon of the Holy Theotokos.
The Divine Light, the blessing of the Fruit and the joy of being there. This year, we celebrated the Feast Day of the Holy Transfiguration in the open air, at our farmstead at Lysaya Gora.
The sisters and parishioners of the Convent celebrated the feast day of the Honorable Wood of the Life-Giving Cross of the Lord, the first of the three feasts of the Saviour during the Dormition Fast.
We are pleased to share with you the photos from the celebration of the Feast day of the Smolensk Icon of the Mother of God, which included the Holy Cross procession and the display of the icon.
We celebrated the feast day of St. Seraphim of Sarov, a much-revered saint among Eastern Orthodox believers. This slide show brings you back into the midst of the worship service and feast atmosphere.
In the summer, some of our monastic sisters travel to the countryside to stock up on the gifts of summer for the rest of the year. It is important, but also a fun and enjoyable obedience.
It is with great joy that we have celebrated the feast days of the Holy Royal Passion-Bearers and our Patron Saint, Grand Duchess Elisabeth. In this photo show, you can revisit these mid-summer days.