The Orthodox Church celebrates the feast of Nativity of the Most Holy Mother of God, one of the Twelve Great Feasts, at the end of September. On this very day in Nazareth was born the one destined to be both the Ladder and the Door to the Kingdom of Heaven.
Znamenny Chant "To Thee the Champion Leader" is performed by the Male Choir of St. Elisabeth Convent. Founded initially by the monastic brethren, the Choir has undergone several line-up changes. Today it consists of lay men, mostly working at the Convent.
On August 1st, the Belarussian Orthodox Church commemorates one of the most well-known Russian saints - Venerable Seraphim of Sarov. Many people all around the world consider him to be their Patron Saint and learn from his exceptional wisdom and faith.
In this video father Andrey shares his personal opinion on whether to get the shot from covid or not. He used to say: "God did not create illnesses. Pestilences hit us after our falling from grace. But God allows them so that we repent."
We are working hard to make our lives better to the best of our ability. We are not wrong. Yet, in a sense, our hard work and our lives tend to lose focus, and we risk losing our direction by not following the goals given to us by our Lord.
From 17 to 26 September, Saint Elisabeth Convent takes part in the online festival of Orthodox artists, blessed and supported by His Eminence Archbishop of Thyateira and Great Britain Nikitas and the Brotherhood of the Orthodox Mission Abroad.
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.