“But ne'er from heart to heart you'll speak inspiring,
Save your own heart is eloquent!”
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe, Faust
Heart 2 Heart Festival of Orthodox culture was launched by St Elisabeth Convent (Minsk, Belarus) with the blessing of the Most Reverend Pavel, Metropolitan of Minsk and Zaslavl, the Patriarchal Exarch of All Belarus, in 2015.
This festival is held annually in various cities across Europe. Its goal is to show the beauty and richness of Orthodox culture and folk traditions, as well as to strengthen and develop ties among Christians.
The four-day programme of the festival includes the following cultural and educational events:
There will be a sale of products made with love and prayer in the icon painting, icon setting, ceramic, sewing, stained glass and other workshops of St Elisabeth Convent, as well as the Publishing House and the Studio in honour of St John the Warrior of St Elisabeth Convent, during all festival days.
Heart 2 Heart Festival was held for the first time in 2015. Since that time, over 10,000 people have visited festival events. The Festival has already been held in Vienna, Berlin, London, Dublin, and Belgrade.
All proceeds go to charity.
Alys Tomlinson got to know Nun Vera from our Convent during her trip to the Holy Mountain Grabarka. Thanks to a photo of Nun Vera, Ms Tomlinson was declared Photographer of the Year at the annual Sony World Photography Awards.