We invite you to come with us for the Divine Liturgy. Join us to bear witness to the Kingdom of God which has been given to us. The live broadcast from the Church of the Reigning Icon of the Mother of God starts on Sunday 5 July at…
In two weeks, on July 18th, we will celebrate the feast day of our heavenly patron St Elisabeth, the new martyr. The abundance of white flowers decorating our convent on that day reminds us of the affectionate moniker given to her in Russia - Moscow's White Angel.
St John of Shanghai and San Francisco is deeply venerated at St Elisabeth Convent. His example of deedful love to the sick and the suffering makes him especially close to us. Today the good deeds continue to happen by his prayers. Sr Anastasia tells us about one.
On July 2nd (June 19th old calendar) we celebrate Feast Day of St John of Shanghai and San Francisco. St John was an Orthodox bishop known for his ministry among people with mental illness. The church in his name was consecrated on the grounds of Convent in 2019.
“In Thy Kingdom …” These words said by the Wise Thief in Gospel of Luke open the Third Antiphon, part of Divine Liturgy bringing us back to Christ’s Sermon on the Mount. We invite you to listen once more to these words chanted by our male choir led by Eugeny Prokofiev.
We all understand that it is very important to have an inner life, but sometimes this inner life can be rather poor, and then, to my mind, even external efforts produce results. When in difficult times a person constrains himself for Christ’s sake, even then, I think, God will definitely comfort him.
Being solid and constant is a virtue. In the spiritual life, constancy is very important. But on the other hand, we all need to change from time to time. We are too quick to be settled in the ways of sin and to stick to our habits in conducting our relationships with God and other people.
God's grace is bestowed on us at church by virtue of God's love for every human being whom He created in His image; His grace has a powerful impact on our lives - it acts like a fire that eats away all the things that are superfluous, passing and sinful, but this transformation is neither quick nor painless.…
The Divine Providence is our path to the Kingdom of Heaven. A man was created for the service of love, which is the service of the angels, but the earth has torn human beings apart from Heaven and shackled them to its surface. Human beings have taken root on the earth and are grieving as they try to…
In our first conversation with Mother Euphrosyne, we asked her to tell us how she became Mother Superior of the Convent, to talk about the life of the Convent, which has dedicated itself from its very beginning to help others.