Patron Saint's Day: St Lazarus Saturday
A church in honour of the Righteous Lazarus was consecrated at the Northern Cemetery in Minsk on May 10, 2005. The snow-white church is erected near a crematorium, as a witness of the victory over death and as a reminder of the fact that all are alive unto God. Frescoes of the Chora monastery church (now Istanbul) that show the Second Coming of Jesus Christ and the Last Judgement that follows it served as samples for the mural paintings of this church. Panikhidas are served every Saturday. Divine Liturgies followed by panikhidas are celebrated on Sundays.
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.
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.
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.
The frescoes in this church inspire compassion and illuminate God’s mercy.
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.
It is in this church that the Sacrament of Baptism is usually held.
This church is currently being built on the territory of the Women’s farmstead/rehabilitation Centre of St Elisabeth Convent.