The laser engraving workshop offers a variety of wooden products, from board games and toys to handicraft kits. Our production is highly flexible, and we work extensively on updating our product range. We also manufacture products according to a customer’s design.
In the process, skilled artisans are assisted by the residents of the Convent’s monastic farmsteads for disadvantaged men and women. By procuring our products, you support the Convent’s social ministry and are helping those in need. The products are assembled by hand in well-equipped premises out of parts made with laser machinery and specialized tools.
All the items are eco-friendly and safe, and made of natural materials.
We invited Sister Yelena to talk about her service to God and others, her workshop and plans for spiritual and personal growth.
The social employment workshop “Dobrodel” [do-gooder] offers jobs for people with mental conditions who are able and willing to work, but cannot find employment in the market because of their disability.
The tradition to put icons in Rizas, or covers, comes from Byzantine and the Kievan Rus. Their artisans designed the processes for producing icon covers from precious metals, reserved for the most revered icons.
The Convent is a leading publisher of church literature in Belarus. Many of its publications have been awarded prizes at prestigious national and international book shows.
Father Sergius Nezhbort, who is a priest of our Convent and the head of our Icon Painting Studio, is our guest today. We are going to talk with him about how he became an icon painter; how the studio grew and developed.
The fundamental objective of an icon restorer is to recover the integrity of the icon image for prayer. Much like a bomb technician, an icon restorer works in constant fear of irreversible consequences from a single false move.
Even the non-Christians often get fascinated by the Orthodox hand-painted icons. Many get interested in this art form after seeing the famous icons painted by St Luke, which depict the Mother of God.