News and Articles

How Is the Sunday School of St Elisabeth Convent Doing These Days?

The life of the pupils of our Sunday School is so exciting and colourful that everyone – children, their parents, and the residents of the boarding home – are happy to go to school on Sundays.

They Are Finely Attuned to God and People

The society casts some people away as worthless. God finds them precious. They lack the privileges, the comfort, and the opportunities of this world. The Lord gathered them in the Boarding Home.

What Martyrdom for Christ's Sake Is Like?

Archpriest Andrew Lemeshonok

One can sleep on nails and walk on burning coal – so what? On the contrary, an individual who subdues himself, his pride, for Christ's sake, becomes a Christian and is able to defeat the flesh and the blood.

Three Questions & Three Answers With an Orthodox Priest

Archpriest Andrew Lemeshonok

Archpriest Andrew Lemeshonok: People make many mistakes when they try to act like Holy Fathers and love the haters and the offenders. If you don't respond to evil with evil, if you are able to curb your feelings, it will already be a great triumph.

One of Us: Father Eugene Pavelchuk

Father Eugene Pavelchuk: There is no Christianity without carrying one's cross, i.e., without accepting God's will and cutting off one's own: Whosoever will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me (Mark 8:34).

3 Questions and 3 Answers with an Orthodox Priest

Archpriest Andrew Lemeshonok: If you want to get rid of it and fight your feelings but you haven’t defeated them yet, you MUST take communion to receive power from the Lord to say farewell to your offence forever.

Fathers Say

Archpriest Andrew Lemeshonok: Sin literally killed us humans. If we want to resurrect, we have to ascend to the cross voluntarily and go through a great deal of suffering of our souls and our consciences. Only then will we be restored.

Open Heart: Sister Joanna Bogush

Maria Kotova

Of course, I saw a lot while working as an orderly. However, if this terrible life is the only life that you know of, when you have no idea that a different life is possible, you won’t break down.


The New Year in Greece falls on the day of St Basil the Great [1]. This is why the cake that is traditionally served during the festive New Year meal is called Vasilopita.

Start a New Life!

Recently, three new novices joined our Convent! It has been a long-standing tradition in our Convent that postulants become novices during a midnight office in a fasting season.