The women that come to live and work at our monastic farmstead are of very different backgrounds. Many of them have never had anything to do with Christianity before. But here in the Rehabilitation Center, they get a chance to find God and change their lives.
The chant is kondak from the akathist to the Protection of the Theotokos. The Protection of the Mother of God is one of the most beloved feast days on the Orthodox calendar among the Slavic peoples, commemorated on October 14 in Russian Orthodox Church.