Patron Saint's Day: May 22, December 19
The construction of the Convent started with the church in honour of St Nicholas the Wonderworker. The foundation of the new church was laid on the plot of land allocated by the head doctor of the National Psychiatric Clinic (currently The National Applied Research Centre of Mental Health) A.T. Zorko near the hospital wall. The patients of the psychiatric clinic, as well as everyone willing to donate their time and effort to the godly cause, were the first builders of the Convent.
The church was consecrated on December 10, 1999, a year after its construction began. This church was built according to the project by N.M. Diadko, following the traditions of the Ancient Russian sacred architecture. An ancient icon of St Nicholas with a particle of his relics is one of the most precious objects in this church. This icon has a silver cover made using the donations of the parishioners.
There are many holy objects such as icons with particles of the relics of God's saints in this church:
The feat of the patron saints of this church reminds us of the three Christian virtues that we would like to cultivate in the children who attend Sunday school.
The frescoes in this church inspire compassion and illuminate God’s mercy.
At this church, all festive services and the Sacrament of Matrimony are celebrated.
All icons in this church were painted by the Convent’s icon painters in accordance with the Russian and Byzantine samples…
The chapel in honour of Smolensk Icon of the Mother of God is situated close to the Pilgrim’s House and several workshops. The building was built long ago for those who work in our Convent or visit it as guests.
Completed in 2010, the church has played a role in the Convent’s ministry among the residents of the long-term care facility for children with disabilities
We dedicate this article to our sisters whose job seems invisible to the eye but touches the hearts and minds of many people in significant ways. They are our church custodians.