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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.
As August comes to an end, the Orthodox Church prepares to celebrate one of the twelve Great Feasts of the Church, the Dormition of the Theotokos. Here in the Belarusian Orthodox Church, the feast falls on August 28 each year.
At the beginning of the Dormition Fast, a liturgy and a holy cross procession on the second-highest point in Belarus has become our good tradition. It reminds the people of their ascent to heaven, it calls on them to rise above their everyday…
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.