The women that come to live and work at our monastic farmstead are of very different backgrounds. Many of them have never had anything to do with Christianity before. But here in the Rehabilitation Center, they get a chance to find God and change their lives.
The chant is kondak from the akathist to the Protection of the Theotokos. The Protection of the Mother of God is one of the most beloved feast days on the Orthodox calendar among the Slavic peoples, commemorated on October 14 in Russian Orthodox Church.
This chant are troparia taken from the evening prayer rule. The chant is performed by the Monastic Choir of St. Elisabeth Convent. The choir grew out of an amateur choir of the sisters of mercy who visited the patients of the National Psychiatric Hospital in Novinki.
Saints like Elisabeth Romanov and Nun Barbara keep our spirits alive in the most trying times. They rise like stars on the celestial horizon to warm with their love all who are weary and burden. They bring wisdom and consolation to people who are lost and disoriented.
The only perspective from which to view the actions of the Russian Royal Family is that of the Gospel, underlined Metropolitan Veniamin, Patriarchal Exarch of All Belarus in his sermon on the Feast Day of the Holy Royal Passion-Bearers at Saint Elisabeth Convent.
Novice Elena: “The Kingdom of Heaven is my destination. I am learning to give others God's ultimate love and mastering the art of humility. I find all the events in my life deeply providential. Even the sins that God allows me from time to time…
The Family Reunions Project based at Saint Elisabeth Convent helps families in crisis work together to mend their relationship. The participants are encouraged to find joint solutions to their problems and relearn the essential skills of communication.