When the Life-Giving Cross was discovered, a church dedicated to the Resurrection of Christ was built in Jerusalem on the orders of Constantine the Great. The service of the Exaltation of the Precious and Life-Giving Cross is celebrated by the Orthodox…
During the Great Patriotic War, Orthodox churches, previously transformed by the godless regime into warehouses, clubs, and outbuildings, were being reopened in eastern Belarus. It was necessary to restore parochial life, completely ruined in the 1930s.
On August 26, the Belarusian Orthodox Church celebrates the feast of the Minsk Icon of the Mother of God. The image was discovered in the river which flows through Minsk. The icon is safely located today in the Holy Spirit Cathedral.
On August 22, we will celebrate the birthday of our Convent. Twenty three years ago on this day, Metropolitan Philaret of Minsk and Slutsk, the Patriarchal Exarch of All Belarus, tonsured three of our sisters to Rassophore and blessed seven for novitiate.
We invite you to share with us our moments of thoughtful prayer, contemplation and worship online with English subtitles at 16.00 CET (18:00 Minsk Time) broadcast live from our Church of the Reigning Icon of the Mother of God.
On 28 August the Church commemorates the Dormition of the Theotokos. The Holy Mountain, the realm of the Mother of God, celebrates this feast with special joy. Here are five examples of the Holy Virgin's intercession for different people.
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.
The love and care accorded to his dying wife softened her husband's callous heart. He cried with gratitude and grief when he knew the name of the sister of mercy who treated her as if she were her mother: Elisabeth Romanov.