Among other things, in this episode of Convent News, our host talks about the Feast Days of St Elisabeth, our Convent's Patron Saint, and the Holy Royal Passion-Bearers, as well as the new mosaic of Saint Elisabeth and the ordination to the diaconate of one of our lay brothers.
The idea of this undertaking belongs to Maria Ivanova, designer and illustrator from Minsk and a sister of St Elisabeth Convent. With the volunteer efforts, her vision of St Elisabeth's life story turned into a unique mixed media project now available online.
On July 18th the Orthodox Church commemorates Saint Sergius of Radonezh. In this video monastics, clergy and members of the laity, who were named after the Saint, talk about his life and share their personal stories about his help and intercession.
As we approach the feast of the Holy Royal Passion bearers, we offer you this ode of repentance performed by our Festive Choir. It is dedicated to the tragic events of the Russian Revolution when the Russian Royal Family were murdered by the Bolsheviks.
On Friday, July 17th, we celebrate the Feast Day of our church in honor of the Holy Royal Martyrs. This feast is very important because the devil does everything to destroy and defile family. The Royal Martyrs are examples of love, built on the Christian faith.
We all understand that it is very important to have an inner life, but sometimes this inner life can be rather poor, and then even external efforts produce results. When in difficult times a person constrains himself for Christ’s sake, God will definitely comfort him.
Being solid and constant is a virtue. In the spiritual life, constancy is very important. But on the other hand, we all need to change from time to time. We are too quick to be settled in the ways of sin and to stick to our habits in conducting our relationships with…