In the years of dark and gloom, She came into the world to open a new chapter in human history. And She was asked to overstep the limits of human possibilities, the laws of nature and the flesh for the sake of humanity.
Today, we celebrate the memory of the right-believing saints Peter and Fevronia. They plead for God's mercy for those who bear the burdens of their spouse all their lives, in keeping with the teaching of our Lord. (Galatians 6: 2).
Today, we commemorate in prayer the great prophet Saint John the Baptist. He directed us towards Christ. He put his hand on Jesus' head and baptised Him in the river Jordan. With his repentance, St John called humanity to a new life.
On the 9th of September, we wish a happy name day to Nun Anfisa (Ostapchuk), a sister of our Convent. Mother Anfisa shares her experiences in the hospital ministry, religious life, faith in God, and the joy of serving others for 27 years.
On 31 August, the Orthodox faithful commemorate the miracle-working icon of the Mother of God "Pantanassa". Its copies can be found in churches across the world, and the original is kept at Vatopedi Monastery on Mount Athos.
In bygone years, when sin multiplied and Orthodoxy was being rooted out, when the open practice of the faith was being punished and monasteries were being closed, the world suddenly received a fresh lease of God’s grace.
As the Holy Venerable John of Kronstadt once observed, God will eventually put the right person in the right place at the right time, so that they will achieve their own salvation and help others achieve theirs.
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…
Prince Vladimir was the first to embrace and choose the Heavenly Kingdom together with the Russian people. He was the first to set out on the path of the Cross. For him, this could not have been but related to a big inner struggle.
On the Feast Day of the Holy Royal Martyr Grand Duchess Elisabeth lay sisters and Convent workers share personal stories of their “acquaintance” with St. Elisabeth and their gratitude to our Heavenly Patroness.
On the feast day of the Holy Royal Martyr, Grand Duchess Elisabeth, we asked our nuns, sisters of mercy and those who worked in our Convent to share their personal stories of how they came to know Saint Elisabeth.