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:
At this church, all festive services and the Sacrament of Matrimony are celebrated.
It is in this church that the Sacrament of Baptism is usually held.
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
The establishment of a chapel in honour of St Xenia of Petersburg in the boarding home No. 3 for adults with special needs in Minsk fifteen years ago was a good start of the future Convent.
The patron saint of the church, Saint John of Shanghai and San Francisco is known for his ministry among people with mental illness and disability.
All icons in this church were painted by the Convent’s icon painters in accordance with the Russian and Byzantine samples…
This church is currently being built on the territory of the Women’s farmstead/rehabilitation Centre of St Elisabeth Convent.