The Serbian people met Archpriest Andrew Lemeshonok, the spiritual father of St Elisabeth Convent, with love. Father Andrew visited this country within the frameworks of the Heart 2 Heart Festival organised by our Convent.
Although Father Andrew spent just one day in Serbia, he managed to meet His Holiness Irinej, the Patriarch of Serbia. He also celebrated a service in the Convent in honour of the Entry of the Most Holy Theotokos into the Temple and talked with the nuns of that convent. He gave several big interviews to the Serbian national TV and answered the questions of the visitors of the Heart 2 Heart Festival.
The meeting with Father Andrew at the Festival was organised like the usual meetings with parishioners, which Father Andrew holds in our Convent every Tuesday: people from the audience would write their questions on paper sheets and pass these notes to Father Andrew; Father Andrew would reply to that question, and the reply was immediately translated into Serbian. The event took over four hours. It left more than three hundred visitors comforted and happy.
In time for the Festival, our sisters published three books by Father Andrew translated into Serbian. The books were collectively titled Questions People Ask; they are part of Words of The Spiritual Father book series, based on talks and sermons of Archpriest Andrew Lemeshonok. We hope that not just the audience of the Festival but also many other Serbs will be able to find answers to their questions in the warm, simple, and inspiring words of our spiritual father.