Patron Saint's Day: July 17
The lower church (located in the basement of the church in honour of the Reigning Icon of the Mother of God) in honour of the Holy Royal Martyrs was consecrated on October 13, 2012. It resembles ancient catacomb churches of the first Christians. It is in this church that the Sacrament of Baptism is usually held: there is a spacious stone font for baptism of children and adults in the centre of the nave. It is decorated with stone carving and mosaic.
A church in honour of St Nicholas has an icon with a particle of his relics which is one of the most precious objects in Convent.
At this church, all festive services and the Sacrament of Matrimony are celebrated.
The establishment of a chapel in honour of St Xenia of Petersburg in the boarding home No. 3 for adults with special needs in Minsk fifteen years ago was a good start of the future Convent.
The patron saint of the church, Saint John of Shanghai and San Francisco is known for his ministry among people with mental illness and disability.
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
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.
All icons in this church were painted by the Convent’s icon painters in accordance with the Russian and Byzantine samples…