“Mensk Starazhytny”: Ancient Minsk

On the second Saturday of September Minsk residents celebrate the City Day. The programme of the events dedicated to this holiday promises to be very diverse. So according to an existing tradition a festival of history and culture “Mensk Starazhytny” (Ancient Minsk) will take place on September, 8 as part

In Our Candle Workshop

There’s no convent without a candle workshop. It goes without saying that St Elisabeth Convent has one. We produce church candles made of wax and paraffin and manufacture special candles for weddings. You can also use some as souvenirs.   The flame of a candle is very similar to the

Herbal Medicine Recipes

Sweet flag and apple compote Boil apples (300 gr. of fresh apples or 100 gr. of dried apples) in 1 liter of water. Add sweet flag roots (2 tablespoons of dried roots or 1 glass of fresh roots), bring it to the boil and leave for 5-10 minutes. Add sugar

Green Gold. Part II

We continue to tell you about the benefits of healthy lifestyle and healthy diet. Coming up in this post we will share with you simple recipes that include edible wild plants you can easily gather. First of all, we remind you: gather only the plants you know very well. Follow

Passcase Wallet for Men

All the goods made of natural & imitation leather in the convent are produced in our Rehabilitation Centre for men. It’s a very special place where people with anything but simple fate live and work . Each of them has experienced a lot of pain and suffering, many losses and

Dormition of Theotokos. History and Traditions

On August 28 according to the new style (Julian calendar) and August 15 according to the old style (Gregorian calendar) Orthodox Christians celebrate the Feast of the Dormition of the Most Holy Mother of God and Ever-Virgin Mary. It is one of the twelve major feasts of the Orthodox Church.

Eco Toys for Kids

There is one more workshop with products for kids in the convent – a textile one. Pillows, toys and perfect textile are produced there. Signature features of the workshop are bright design, natural materials and artful union of current trends and Russian traditions. The eco toys produced in the workshop

Green Gold. Part I

Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.   — Hippocrates (Ancient Greek doctor and philosopher, 460 BC) If your diet lacks vegetables, fruit, berries, and greens, it may affect your health, hamper your productivity, cause various diseases, and decrease your life expectancy. You should consider adding edible

Take up Your Cross

MOUNT GRABARKA has been one of the most prominent sacred places in the Orthodox regions of Poland. Thousands of pilgrims from all over the world visit this mountain every year. They come here to thank God for his miracles and quietly ask him to bless the intentions of their hearts,

Boarding Home, Ministry, Pilgrimage

The St John the Russian Fund took the young and adult patients of residential care facilities for the mentally challenged on a journey to St Elisha Laŭryšava Monastery on July 22 and a trip to Holy Annunciation Monastery in Malyja Liady on July 28. The volunteers place a lot of

Inspired by Light. Angel Stained Glass Panel

There is a workshop in our Convent that rekindles your best childhood memories. It’s the GLASS WORKSHOP. Its products look like they’ve just jumped off the pages of children’s books. They are exciting because they are simple and unassuming. From a Sketch to a Finished Product It is no accident

Heart 2 Heart Festival in London: Looking Back

Hearty meetings, events, tea parties, and exhibitions have long been an integral part of our Heart 2 Heart Festival. Our Festival was open to the inhabitants and visitors of the British capital on July 3-8. Festival events were hosted by the Representative Office of Rossotrudnichestvo in Great Britain and St