“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.
The Family Reunions Project based at Saint Elisabeth Convent helps families in crisis work together to mend their relationship. The participants are encouraged to find joint solutions to their problems and relearn the essential skills of communication.
The Joyful Hearts Ensemble performed in the cities and towns of East Poland. The concert schedule of the ensemble, consisting of the residents of the Care Home for people with mental disabilities [in Minsk City], was fully booked!
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.
The bells for the church of Saint Sergius of Radonezh have arrived from the factory. All is ready for installation. The bells’ chimes will enter the lives of the women residents and inspire them to fight for their new life and their salvation.
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.
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.