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23 May 2018
Section Feasts and Weekdays was refreshed. There a story "The Resurrected Church of St. Alexander Nevsky. A Photo-narrative" appeared

17 April 2018
Section Feasts and Weekdays was refreshed. There a story "Pascha, the Pascha of the Lord! How We Celebrated the Feast of Feasts" appeared

7 February 2018
Section Feasts and Weekdays was refreshed. There a story "Every person is an enchanted prince" appeared

22 Desember 2017
Section Feasts and Weekdays was refreshed. There a story "The secret of joy, or how to prepare for the Nativity of our Lord in the right way" appeared

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Theotokos is the great Intercessor for all Christians. She wishes salvation to everyone, She wants to lead everybody into the eternal Kingdom of Her Son and God. She hears the prayers of each person and responds with motherly love to all supplications. According to the words of the holy Fathers, She embraces the entire world with Her love, and in the Holy Spirit She is able to see all the nations on earth, and, like Her Son, She pities and has mercy on all. She especially favors those who emulate Her virginity and purity and who have completely dedicated themselves to God, as She did. This is no coincidence that many of the monastic convents are named in Her honor, in honor of Her feasts or holy icons. Ekaterinburg, too, has a monastery named in honor of the Mother of God.

Founded at the end of the XVIII century, the Novo-Tikhvinsky convent of Ekaterinburg was the biggest monastery in Ural before the revolution. It had six churches and several workshops in operation: the monastery was like a town within a city. In the 1920s the convent was closed, and for several decades its walls hosted military and Soviet offices. Its revival began since 1994. Now the churches here are being restored, church arts blossom, and, most importantly, monastic life filled with labor and prayer is being revived.

At the monastery, sisters carry out various obediences: they study the history of the convent and the Ekaterinburg metropolia; compile hagiographies of neo-martyrs and men of faith; translate works of the holy Fathers from Ancient Greek and Church-Slavonic; make embroidered hierarchal and priestly vestments, as well as icons, clothes for the clergy, baptismal and wedding sets. The monastery choir revives the ancient chanting traditions. Singing during worship services in the churches of the convent are done in Znamenny and Byzantine chants. Traditions of canonical iconography are being revived in the icon-painting workshop of the monastery. Sisters paint both individual icons and iconostases for churches, as well as the birth size (mernaya), family, and folding icons, wholly following the practices of the ancient masters.

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Feastdays and ordinary days


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The Resurrected Church of St. Alexander Nevsky. A Photo-narrative

It's hard to believe that this is the same old church building. Just twenty years ago everything was different: low ceiling, a small plywood iconostasis, floor made of planks, dirty-white walls... And now the church has resurrected and become like a fabulous palace! The Lord has done this miracle, having gathered 5000 people to work on the restoration of the church: architects, constructors, iconographers, engravers, and gilders... One wants to go back and reminisce on how this miracle came about.

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Pascha, the Pascha of the Lord! How We Celebrated the Feast of Feasts

This day is ever-new, ever-special. Everything is different today: our church became the Lord's Tomb, and we ourselves are no more just sisters or just pilgrims but the myrrhbearers who came to the Tomb to hear that "He is not here Ц He resurrected"...

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Every person is an enchanted prince

Christmas is always full of miracles. The 800 children who came to this Nativity fest arranged for them by the monastery had a chance to see it on their own.

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The secret of joy, or how to prepare for the Nativity of our Lord in the right way

What do you think should be done for the feast of the Nativity of Christ to bring us special joy? To decorate a furry Christmas tree? To lay a festive table? To invite guests? All this is good, but the main secret of joy lies elsewhere

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Meeting with the Great-Granddaughter of Passion-Bearer Yevgeniy Botkin

The other day the Orthodox Ekaterinburg was festively celebrating the memory of the Royal passion-bearers and together with them, St. Yevgeniy Botkin, the personal doctor of the Royal family who was also glorified as a passion-bearer a year ago. Not too long before the Royal days, the great-granddaughter of St. Yevgeniy, Anna Konstantinovna, with her son George, visited Ekaterinburg. She also attended the Novo-Tikhvinsky monastery.

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