JERUSALEM: July 20, 2011
Divine Liturgy Celebrated in Gethsemane on the Feast Day of St Elizabeth and Nun Barbara

On July 18, 2011, the feast day of Holy Grand Duchess Elizabeth and Nun Barbara, Divine Liturgy was celebrated at the Gethsemane Convent of St Mary of Magdalene, where the relics of the two saints are kept.

Liturgy was headed by Archimandrite Tikhon (Amelchenya), Chief of the Russian Ecclesiastical Mission in Jerusalem. He was joined by the Secretary of the REM, Hieromonk Antony (Gutnik), clergymen of the Mission and priests visiting the Holy Land from Russia.

Also praying at Liturgy was Gethsemane’s Abbot Elizabeth, who was celebrating her namesday, and nuns of Gethsemane Convent, Resurrection Convent and Gorny Convent, along with pilgrims from Russia and Ukraine, as reported by the official website of the Russian Ecclesiastical Mission in Jerusalem.

After the service, Archimandrite Tikhon congratulated Abbess Elizabeth as Fr Antony gave her gifts on behalf of the Mission.

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