JERUSALEM: December 20, 2019 Namesday celebrations of Abbess Barbara at Ascension of the Lord Convent on the Mt of Olives
The feast day of Holy Great Martyr Barbara, the patron saint of Abbess Barbara (Novikov) of Ascension of the Lord Convent on the Mt of Olives in Jerusalem was celebrated on December 17, 2019. Schema-nun Barbara, another sister of the monastery, likewise celebrated her namesday. Archimandrite Roman (Krassovsky), Chief of the Russian Ecclesiastical Mission in Jerusalem, celebrated Divine Liturgy on this day with the other clergymen of the mission.
Fr Roman congratulated Mother Barbara and Schema-nun Barbara at the end of Liturgy as did the other clergymen participating in the service.