On the day of the commemoration of the Holy Great-Martyr Barbara, the Abbess of the Holy Ascension of the Lord Convent on the Mount of Olives, Mother Barbara (Novikova) celebrates the day of her heavenly protector.

In the evening, before Vigil, the sisters of the monastery met the Abbess at her chambers and accompanied her to the church with the singing of the troparion.

The head of the Mission with the clergy of the monastery served the evening service glorifying the holy Great-Martyr.

In the morning before the service, the sisters again led the Abbess to the church. Abbess Barbara and the sisters of the monastery received communion at the Liturgy. In his congratulatory address, the Head of the Mission, Archimandrite Roman (Krassovsky), asked the sisters of the convent to support their abbess with prayer and obedience. He also congratulated one of the senior nuns of the monastery, nun Barbara, on the day of her namesake. The abbess of the Gethsemane monastery of St. Mary Magdalene, mother Elisabeth (Smelic) with many of her sisters attended the service and also congratulated the Abbess.


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