Many years have passed since Belarus was freed from fascism. But we hold close the memory of those who did not live to see the Victory…
Five novices (Ksenia Denisenko, Julia Baran, Photinia Gornostayeva, Anna Evdokimova and Tatiana Pytkina) were tonsured into Rassophore and left with their previous names.
Rich Israelites had a lot of money and they threw large sums into the Temple donation box, while the poor widow only had two small coins.
It isn’t always easy to pray in your head sometimes. When we say prayers out loud, we hear them and can pay more attention to the words that we read.
The Great Lent is near. One always feels anxious approaching this point because it isn’t easy. It isn’t easy not just because you have to give up something but also because it is a very special season for your soul.
When I first visited Father Nicholas on Zalita Island, he was celebrating a liturgy. The elder came out of the altar to give communion to the parishioners. While giving communion to children, his face changed.
“It was extremely difficult for me to adapt to life in the Convent in all its aspects at first,” Nun Vera continues. “It’s like a meat-grinder physically, psychologically, morally, and spiritually. It was total thrash.
Vera (Faith). This nun got the name Vera during her tonsure for a reason. Before her coming to faith, this woman was addicted to heroin and used to think that the dark and gloomy hell was her home.