Brailov, Vinnitsa Province, Ukraine, August 17, 2022
A number of women devoted their lives to Christ in monastic tonsure at a Ukrainian Orthodox monastery this week.
His Eminence Metropolitan Barsanuphius of Vinnitsa tonsured five novices at the Holy Trinity Convent in Brailov on August 14, on the first day of the Dormition Fast, reports the Diocese of Vinnitsa.
In particular, Novice Olga was tonsured with the name Alphia, Novice Lyubov with the name Phaine, Novice Irina with the name Vassa, Novice Photini with the name Innokentia, and Novice Marina with the name Glykeria.
Nun Innokentia is the first to be tonsured in honor of the Holy Hieromartyr Innokenty (Tikhonov), Archbishop of Vinnitsa, who is celebrated as part of the Synaxis of Vinnitsa Saints.
At the end of the rite, Met. Barsanuphius addressed the newly tonsured nuns with an archpastoral instruction.