“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.
The Majestic Sound International Church Music Festival took place in St Elisabeth Convent on October 28 and 29 for the 17th time. Choirs and singers from Minsk, Nizhny Novgorod, Donetsk, and Kyiv Oblast participated in the festival.
Some people might decide that the Church apparently blesses an event aimed at entertainment. But what if a festival turns into a pulpit for preaching the Gospel? That’s exactly what the Heart 2 Heart Festival team attempts to do.
How has life at the Convent changed in light of the epidemic, and how is everyone coping? We went out and interviewed the people involved.
The Serbian people met Archpriest Andrey Lemeshonok, the spiritual father of St Elisabeth Convent, with love. Father Andrey visited this country within the frameworks of the Heart 2 Heart Festival organised by our Convent.
Dear brothers and sisters in Christ! It gives us great joy to share with you the good news: two of our monastic sisters who were the first to be diagnosed with COVID-19 have fully recovered.
After nearly three weeks of closure, the Convent of Saint Elisabeth opened its doors on 20 May to visitors and parishioners.
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.