Patronal feast. March 15, New Style
Video from the patronal feast in honor of the Reigning icon of the Mother of God on March 15, 2010 >>
The church was consecrated on October 18, 2008. All major festive and Sunday services are celebrated here. Weekly prayers are served in the Church of the Reigning Icon with akathists before the icon of the Mother of God "the Most-Holy Queen of All" and the icon of Sts. Peter and Fevronia.
The Consecration of the "Reigning" Church film trailer. Visit of His Holiness Patriarch Alexy II of Moscow and All Russia to the St. Elisabeth Convent.
Patronal feast. July 18, New Style
Feast of our Heavenly Patron (2011) >>
The church was consecrated on January 2, 2005. St Elisabeth Church is mainly used for everyday services, as well as the second or third liturgies on Sundays.
Patronal feast. May 22 and December 19, New Style
The church was consecrated on January 10, 1999. Divine services are held here several times a week, with akathist reading before the icons of the Mother of God "The Inexhaustible Chalice" and St. Nicholas the Wonderworker. Psalms are prayed continuously at St. Nicholas church, following the ancient tradition known as the "Sleepless Psalter".
Patronal feast. July 17, New Style
The first Divine Liturgy has been celebrated at the church in honor of the Royal Passion-Bearers (2011) >>
The church was consecrated on October 13, 2012. Everyday services are held here once a week, besides the church's patronal feast. In the middle of the church, there is a baptistery.
Patronal feast. May 18, New Style
The church on the Convent farm in the village of Lysaya Gora, Minsk region, was consecrated on January 3, 2010. The Liturgy is celebrated here twice a week. Other services include the akathist in front of the icon of the Inexhaustible Chalice icon and the Psalter read continuously 24 hours a day. All-night vigil is served on Saturdays.
Patronal feast. Lazarus Saturday
The church was consecrated on May 10, 2005. It is located at the Northern Cemetery in Minsk. The Divine Liturgy and with memorial service is celebrated in this church On Saturdays, as well as on days of special commemoration of the departed and on the patronal feast day.
Patronal feast. October 8, New Style
The church located on the Convent farm near the village of Nelidovichi is still under construction. The Divine Liturgy is celebrated here once a week.
Patronal feast. February 6, New Style
The church was consecrated on February 6, 1998. It is located on the territory of residential care facility No. 3 for the elderly and the disabled in Minsk. The Divine Liturgy is celebrated weekly in the church, as well as the Akathist to St. Xenia of St. Petersburg.
Patronal feast. November 22, New Style
The church is located on the territory of a boarding school for mentally and physically disabled children with special needs. Once a week, the Divine Liturgy is celebrated here with the akathist to St. Nektarios of Aegina.
Patronal feast. September 30, New Style
The church is located in the building of the St Elisabeth Convent Sunday school. The Divine Liturgy is served twice a week.
Patronal feast. November 25, New Style
Church in honor of the "Merciful” Icon of the Mother of God
On the 9th of September, we wish a happy name day to Nun Anfisa (Ostapchuk), a sister of our Convent. Mother Anfisa shares her experiences in the hospital ministry, religious life, faith in God, and the joy of serving others for 27 years.
During the Great Patriotic War, Orthodox churches, previously transformed by the godless regime into warehouses, clubs, and outbuildings, were being reopened in eastern Belarus. It was necessary to restore parochial life, completely ruined in…
At some point, we will become weak, only to find out that we had neglected our spirits and not prepared them for the life to come. Therefore, as we call for God's help, we should not ask him to turn around the circumstances of our lives.
On 31 August, the Orthodox faithful commemorate the miracle-working icon of the Mother of God "Pantanassa". Its copies can be found in churches across the world, and the original is kept at Vatopedi Monastery on Mount Athos.
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.
In bygone years, when sin multiplied and Orthodoxy was being rooted out, when the open practice of the faith was being punished and monasteries were being closed, the world suddenly received a fresh lease of God’s grace.
On August 26, the Belarusian Orthodox Church celebrates the feast of the Minsk Icon of the Mother of God. The image was discovered in the river which flows through Minsk. The icon is safely located today in the Holy Spirit Cathedral.
As the Holy Venerable John of Kronstadt once observed, God will eventually put the right person in the right place at the right time, so that they will achieve their own salvation and help others achieve theirs.
Christ came so that we could dedicate ourselves to God and make it the meaning of our lives. We do not just live to leave something behind for our successors to remember. We are here to defeat death and enter the Kingdom of Heaven.
On 22 August, we celebrated the birthday of our Convent. For many, the time spent at the Convent has become a treasure and a valuable experience and a source of inspiration. We asked nun Olga to talk about the highlights of her monastic life.
On August 22, we will celebrate the birthday of our Convent. Twenty three years ago on this day, Metropolitan Philaret of Minsk and Slutsk, the Patriarchal Exarch of All Belarus, tonsured three of our sisters to Rassophore and blessed seven…