We follow the footsteps of our Convent’s heavenly patroness, Saint Elisabeth, therefore helping disadvantaged poor people is one of our top priorities. We have established two rehabilitation centers near Minsk - for women and for men.
Briton Steven Lacey is a special person in every meaning of the word. He was born with a severe physical ailment, but this did not prevent him from building a career, learning how to enjoy life and finding God. This is not the first time he has been visiting our convent.
The Protection of the Mother of God is one of the most beloved feast days on the Orthodox calendar among the Slavic peoples. The Russian word Pokrov (Покров) has a complex meaning. First of all, it refers to a cloak or shroud, but it also means protection or intercession.
In this episode of the documentary THE GOD’S PEOPLE, Nun Martha speaks about her experience of visiting the boarding home for children, “I used to think that the most important thing in life was to create something immortal. I thought that the work of art was immortal."
To be an Orthodox faithful is to be versatile; we are looking for and exploring the best means to express our spiritual movements and sensations in the fullest and most vivid way. We have a great challenge and a duty to ourselves - never to lose sight of God.
The Scripture provides us with some explanations as to why people who heard the word of God and saw the churches do not see, though seeing, and do not hear or understand, though hearing - many centuries ago or today, and why their hearts remain numb.
Let us pray to God so He can let us find the right words and give us the understanding of what we really need to say at our confession. When we come to the Cross and begin to say what is on our mind we should always be mindful of Christ’s invisible presence.
Our Convent has welcomed a known visitor, Yury Norstein, author of the internationally acclaimed animation films «Hedgehog in the fog» and «Tale of Tales». In an interview, he shares his views on the present state of film art and animation.
We continue to tell you more about the different ministries that we conduct here at Saint Elisabeth Convent. We have already touched upon the topic of bringing God into the lives of disabled children that live in the boarding homes of Minsk.
A Women’s Rehabilitation Centre of St Elisabeth Convent was established in 2011 near village Nialidavičy close to Minsk. The plan was to build a safe place where homeless, unemployed, disadvantaged women - from all kinds of difficult life situations.