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Saint virgins Menodora, Metrodora and Nymphodora were sisters originating from Bythinia in Asia Minor. Excelling in righteousness, they confined themselves to living in the desert. Fruitful years passed in fasting, prayer, disseminating the…
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.
Simple events in the biography of Father Sophrony point to the universal, all-embracing nature of his personality. On Easter in 1924, he experienced a vision of the Uncreated Light, a Divine visitation bestowed, perhaps, only on a few people…
In our convent, we too strive to fulfil this will of the elder, praying for unity in the words of Fr Sophrony every day. Our confessor, Father Andrey Lemeshonok, often quotes the elder in his conversations with parishioners and sisters.
The birth of the Holy Theotokos is very special. She bore and brought into the world our Saviour, son of man and son of God. Through her, humanity reestablished the intimate connection to Him in the flesh and blood.
The miraculous Pochaev Icon is one of the most renowned relics in the Christian world. It holds a special place of veneration in Ukraine, Belarus, Russia, as well as in Eastern Poland, Slovakia, Bosnia, Serbia, and Bulgaria.
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.
September 22nd marks the birthday of our beloved Elder, Sophrony (Sakharov). The impact of his personality was profound, touching the hearts of countless individuals, even among those who had the privilege of meeting him rarely.
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).
The celebrations in honour of the 230th anniversary of the foundation of the Minsk diocese of the B.O.C. will be held in Minsk on 17 September. The festivities will begin at 10.00 a.m. in the Cathedral of the Holy Spirit.