On Friday evening of the fifth week of Great Lent at the Gethsemane monastery of St. Mary Magdalene, Matins were served for the feast of the Laudation of the Theotokos with the singing of the akathist to the Blessed Virgin.

Русская Гефсимания.Похвала Пресвятой Богородицы.

The head of the Russian Ecclesiastical Mission, Archimandrite Roman (Krassovsky), led the service with the clergy of the Mission – Hieromonks Misail (Minin), Feodor (Kirike), Hesychius (Bashirov) and Hierodeacon Amphilochius (Mazur).

The choir sang the service under the direction of nun Makaria. Abbess Elizabeth (Smelic) and all the sisters of the convent participated in the singing of the akathist.




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