We invite you to join us at 02.00 Eastern Time (09:00 Minsk Time) for a Live Stream of the Russian Orthodox Divine Liturgy Service celebrated at St Elisabeth Convent's Church of the Reigning Icon located in Minsk (Belarus). English subtitles available in live chat window.
We invite you to share with us our moments of thoughtful prayer, contemplation and worship online at 16.00 CET (18:00 Minsk Time) broadcast live from our Church of the Reigning Icon of the Mother of God. English subtitles available in live chat window.
The Spiritual Father of St Elisabeth Convent Andrey Lemeshonok says that there is a tradition in the convent at the Feast of Theophany that people love very much: after the night service priests and parishioners plunge into the ice-cold water.
Having faith in God is not enough; you need to put your trust in Him. We should learn to see His providence in all that is happening, to see life not as a chain of coincidences but as God's unconditional participation in our destinies.
Are we strong enough to keep our connectedness with God in pain and hardship? Can we resist the temptations of living in the flesh to live in the Lord and do His will? Can we learn not to be selfish? If so, we will have genuine freedom as our reward.
In the context of the debate on Christianity and modernity, the spiritual father of Saint Elisabeth Convent Archpriest Andrey Lemeshonok shares his views on the challenges of becoming and remaining a Christian in today's world.