Among other things, this news release shows St Elisabeth Convent celebrating the Patron Feast Day of St John of Shanghai with a Divine Liturgy in the church in his honor. Shortly before the Feast, an icon of St John was created in our crushed stone icons workshop.
On the 8th of July, the Orthodox Church celebrates a very special feast of Saint Peter and Fevronia Day. This short animated film tells the full story of Peter and Fevronia's life and love. In Russia on this day “The Day of Family, Love, and Fidelity” is celebrated.
This song’s story began when Nun Juliania (Denisova) wrote a setting of the poem by Fr. Andrey Logvinov called As Simple As That. It became known and appreciated all across our country and far beyond. It tells us that great spiritual heights begin with simple things.
We all understand that it is very important to have an inner life, but sometimes this inner life can be rather poor, and then, to my mind, even external efforts produce results. When in difficult times a person constrains himself for Christ’s sake, even then, I think, God will definitely comfort him.
Being solid and constant is a virtue. In the spiritual life, constancy is very important. But on the other hand, we all need to change from time to time. We are too quick to be settled in the ways of sin and to stick to our habits in conducting our relationships with God and other people.
God's grace is bestowed on us at church by virtue of God's love for every human being whom He created in His image; His grace has a powerful impact on our lives - it acts like a fire that eats away all the things that are superfluous, passing and sinful, but this transformation is neither quick nor painless.…
The Divine Providence is our path to the Kingdom of Heaven. A man was created for the service of love, which is the service of the angels, but the earth has torn human beings apart from Heaven and shackled them to its surface. Human beings have taken root on the earth and are grieving as they try to…
In our first conversation with Mother Euphrosyne, we asked her to tell us how she became Mother Superior of the Convent, to talk about the life of the Convent, which has dedicated itself from its very beginning to help others.