Blessing and Unveiling of the Venerable St. Seraphim of Sarov Monument

Sunday, June 3rd at approximately 12:30 pm (following the Liturgy and procession around the convent)

With the blessing of His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion, together with Bishop Nicholas, the blessing of the monument of St. Seraphim of Sarov will take place after the liturgy and procession around the convent on Sunday, June 3rd. Following the blessing will be a trapeza at the reception hall next to the cathedral.

On this Sunday of All Saints the church commemorates Sts. Constantine and Helena and the Meeting of the Vladimir Icon of the Mother of God. This holiday is of special significance to Novo-Diveevo. The Vladimir Icon of the Mother of God was presented as a gift to our founder, Archbishop Andrei from the Elder Nektarios of the Optina monastery. To mark this special day, Vladika Andrei began a tradition of taking the icon on a procession around the entire convent grounds.