Patron Saint's Day: July 18
The upper church in honour of St Elisabeth, the heavenly patroness of the Convent, was consecrated on January 2, 2005. Its interior design is well-crafted and rounded-up. The church has a five-tier iconostasis in the classical Russian style. All icons in this church were painted by the Convent’s icon painters in accordance with the Russian and Byzantine samples of the 12th-15th centuries, when church art was at its peak. Full cycle of worship is held in the upper and the lower churches daily, and the Psalter is read incessantly.
The chapel in honour of Smolensk Icon of the Mother of God is situated close to the Pilgrim’s House and several workshops. The building was built long ago for those who work in our Convent or visit it as guests.
This church is currently being built on the territory of the Women’s farmstead/rehabilitation Centre of St Elisabeth Convent.
The frescoes in this church inspire compassion and illuminate God’s mercy.
Completed in 2010, the church has played a role in the Convent’s ministry among the residents of the long-term care facility for children with disabilities
The feat of the patron saints of this church reminds us of the three Christian virtues that we would like to cultivate in the children who attend Sunday school.
All icons in this church were painted by the Convent’s icon painters in accordance with the Russian and Byzantine samples…
On the feast day of our patron saint, the Holy Martyr Grand Duchess Elisabeth Romanov, we inaugurated a new church bell acquired at the initiative of the parents of our Sunday School students.