A pocket watch that belonged to St. Eugene Botkin, the personal doctor of the last Royal Family of Russia and who was martyred with them, was solemnly gifted recently to the St. Alexander Nevsky Novo-Tikhvin Convent in Ekaterinburg.
Thousands of citizens of the capital of the Tatarstan Republic came out on Monday to celebrate the feast of their beloved Kazan Icon of the Mother of God, established in memory of the deliverance of Moscow and Russia from the Poles in 1612.
Kiev’s Holy Protection-Goloseevsky Monatery was the site of a joyous, and massive celebration on Tuesday, as more than 100,000 faithful came to venerate Blessed Alypia (Avdeeva) the Fool-for-Christ on the 30th anniversary of her blessed repose.
Communication with him left a lasting impression on all: on those who were close to Dochariou Monastery and could rightly consider themselves spiritual children of the newly-reposed Elder Gregory, and on those who met him at least once. I saw this many times.
Thousands of believers took to the streets of Bucharest on Thursday carrying in procession the reliquaries containing the holy relics of two Protector Saints of Bucharest, Venerable Demetrius the New and Saint Callinicus of Cernica, the first saint glorified by the Romanian Orthodox Church.
With the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, the precious and venerable relics of St. Ekaterina (Malkov-Panina) of Pukhtitsa Monastery in Kuremäe, Estonia were uncovered in the sister’s cemetery on Saturday, October 20.
He was kneeling in that church for no less than an hour. People coming into the church looked at him—some with understanding, others with perplexity—as he sobbed before the icon. “Help us, O Theotokos! You are a mother! You know how a heart can pain for a child.”