The Orthodox Church celebrates the feast of Nativity of the Most Holy Mother of God, one of the Twelve Great Feasts, at the end of September. On this very day in Nazareth was born the one destined to be both the Ladder and the Door to the Kingdom of Heaven.
We invite you to share with us our moments of thoughtful prayer, contemplation and worship online with English subtitles at 16.00 CET (18:00 Minsk Time) broadcast live from our Church of the Reigning Icon of the Mother of God.
Znamenny Chant "To Thee the Champion Leader" is performed by the Male Choir of St. Elisabeth Convent. Founded initially by the monastic brethren, the Choir has undergone several line-up changes. Today it consists of lay men, mostly working at the Convent.
We are working hard to make our lives better to the best of our ability. We are not wrong. Yet, in a sense, our hard work and our lives tend to lose focus, and we risk losing our direction by not following the goals given to us by our Lord.
From 17 to 26 September, Saint Elisabeth Convent takes part in the online festival of Orthodox artists, blessed and supported by His Eminence Archbishop of Thyateira and Great Britain Nikitas and the Brotherhood of the Orthodox Mission Abroad.
Fr Nikolai Guryanov takes a special place in the history of our Convent: Fr Andrei Lemeshonok received his blessing to build the Convent. On the anniversary of his departure to God, we remember his life and ministry on a remote island.