SERGIUS NEZHBORT

SPIRITUAL FATHER OF SAINT ELISABETH CONVENT ARCHPRIEST ANDREY LEMESHONOK

The closer we approach God, the more it hurts inside. Every real step towards God tears a person apart. The Lord does not want us to become attached to time, space, or any particular values. He wants us to be free.

Andrey Lemeshonok

Birthday: 04.08.1956

Name Day: December 13 ( Apostle Andrew the First-Called)

Chirotony Dates: 04/07/1992; 11/14/1992

ARCHPRIEST
SERGIUS KHRAPITSKY

We all sincerely desire to be saved. Otherwise, we would not be here. Coming to church out of habit, listening to chants, saying some good words and smiling at one another may be beneficial for our mind, but not for our spirit. In reality, we come here because we are preparing for death. The time will come for each of us to ascend his own Golgotha. We should not be afraid however, because we are Christians...

Archpriest Sergius Khrapitsky

Birthday: 04.17.1964

Name Day: October 8 (Reverend Sergius of Radonezh)

Chirotony Dates: 12/30/1995; 08/28/1996;

PRIEST
ANDREY MALAKHOVSKY

The Church has a simple recipe for all of life's emergencies: cling to the Lord in prayer, Communion, and everything that unites a person with Him. Then, our sorrows and misfortunes recede, and our problems are solved. However, doing so takes effort, and renunciation of one's ego and pride, because the enemy is trying to sow anger, resentment and hostility in our hearts.

Priest Andrey Malakhovskiy

Birthday: 07.07.1965

Name Day: December 13 (Apostle Andrew the First-Called)

Chirotony Dates: 05/28/1998; 06/06/1998

PRIEST
ALEXANDER PASHKOVSKY

The Lord is always looking for ways not to punish or defeat a person, but to save each one of us.

Priest Alexander Pashkovsky

Birthday: 10.23.1957

Name Day: December 6 (The Holy Prince Alexander Nevsky)

Chirotony Dates: 03/15/2000; 04/23/2000

PRIEST
VALERY ZAKHAROV

In our time, enduring ourselves with all our so-called character traits is probably the greatest act of faith. [This act is necessary] for the Lord to blot out all of these "rough spots" bringing to light the pure gold of the soul that He created, and that is now covered with a crust...

Priest Valery Zakharov

Birthday: 02.14.1950

Name Day: March 22 (Holy Martyr Valery)

Chirotony Dates: 05/23/2001; 11/25/2001

PRIEST
SERGIUS NEZHBORT

Holiness is not some unattainable height. Holiness is when God begins to act in a sinful person, in spite of all his human talents, or perhaps his infirmities. At this point, it is no longer a personal achievement, but God's grace.

Priest Sergiy Nezhbort

Birthday: 10.27.1974

Name Day: October 8 (Reverend Sergius of Radonezh)

Chirotony Dates: 02/10/2002; 06/16/2013

PRIEST
SERGIUS FALEY

What does it mean to repent to the Lord for our sins? It means changing our lives by following Christ.

Priest Sergiy Faley

Birthday: 08.07.1979

Name Day: October 8 (Reverend Sergius of Radonezh)

Chirotony Dates: 11/05/2009; 06/20/2010

PRIEST
RODION ALKHOVIK

In any of our trials and difficulties, we must not forget that the church is always open, and that we can come here, be comforted, pray, ask God for forgiveness and achieve the very purpose of our coming into this world—the union with Christ.

Priest Rodion Alkhovik

Birthday: 08.29.1973

Name Day: November 23 (Apostle Rodion)

Chirotony Dates: 11/28/2011; 02/25/2012

PRIEST
ARTEMY TONOYAN

There are words in the Gospel that speak of the simplicity that we must achieve to be able to draw close to God, so that He can lay His hand on us, as if we were children with simple, innocent thoughts and feelings.

Priest Artemy Tonoyan

Birthday: 09.21.1968

Name Day: November 2 (Great Martyr Artemy)

Chirotony Dates: 12/14/2009; 03/15/2015

PRIEST
SERGIUS CHERNYAK

I have come to realize that this world has its own ways, none of which has anything in store for me in regard to the salvation of my soul. At the same time, I was moved by the gospel parable of the talents. It really touched my heart, and kept me awake at night. I was thinking, 'What if I am hiding my God-given talent in the sand instead of answering His call? What account will I give for this?' When I was 27, these thoughts led me to enter the seminary.

Priest Sergiy Chernyak

Birthday: 08.10.1986

Name Day: October 8 (Reverend Sergius of Radonezh)

Chirotony Dates: 07/29/2016; 01/01/2017

PRIEST
OLEG KOVALENKO

Any knowledge that man discovers through science is a gift of God to people, proclaiming His presence in this world.

Archimandrite Thaddeus Vitovnitsky

Birthday: 07.14.1980

Name Day: October 3 (Blessed Prince Oleg Bryansky)

Chirotony Dates: 07/19/2020; 11/07/2020

PROTODEACON
OLEG TARASEVICH

Birthday: 11.14.1973

Name Day: October 3 (Blessed Prince Oleg Bryansky)

Chirotony Dates: 10/22/2005

DEACON
BORIS BAKHVALOV

Birthday: 07.19.1972

Name Day: August 6 (Blessed Prince Boris)

Chirotony Dates: 06/02/2012

Holiness is not some unattainable height. Holiness is when God begins to act in a sinful person, in spite of all his human talents, or perhaps his infirmities. At this point, it is no longer a personal achievement, but God's grace.