"The Holy Rus’" Fair will take place in Serbia

On February 21 – 26, a culturally enlightening fair “The Holy Rus’: From Heart to Heart” organized by St. Elisabeth Convent and the Sisterhood in honor of Holy Martyr Grand-Duchess Elisabeth will take place in Belgrade, Serbia.

This project provides you with a great opportunity to learn the beauty of the Orthodox culture through the spiritual talks and concerts, thematic photo exhibitions and expositions, as well as the handmade goods and souvenirs produced by the workshops of the Convent.

During the whole period of the fair, the sisters from the Convent offer you to learn about the unique technique of creating icons from natural stones, to take part in the master class in straw-weaving and to look at the household of the Belarusians from the beginning of the 20th century  in terms of a special cultural exhibition “Belarusian hut”. Original photo-exhibitions are devoted to the social ministry of the Convent and the life story of St. Elisabeth, the heavenly patron of the Convent.

Children are welcomed to visit the performance of the national puppet theatre “Batlejka”, to take part in the contest of paintings and watch cartoons.

You can either spend time with your friends in a cozy phyto-café, where the sisters will be glad to offer you several kinds of herbal teas, honey with various additives and fresh pastries.

It terms of the fair, the Belarusian musical ensemble “Ornament” will perform a concert. All the members of the ensemble are the graduates of the Belarusian National Music Academy, who work in the leading choirs and musical theaters of Belarus.  

On February 23, we invite you to celebrate the Defender of the Fatherland Day. A special screening of the film entitled “The Fathers of Special Forces” and an orchestra concert will be held.

On February 24, the whole day will be devoted to children. Except rom the puppet theatre, they can watch cartoons, created by the studio of St. Elisabeth Convent, as well as take part in national Russian and Belarusian plays.

During the whole period of the fair, an exhibition of the goods, made with love and prayer by the different workshops of the Convent, will take place. You will see the goods created by the icon-painting studio, icon casing workshop, ceramic workshop, sewing workshop and many others. In care of the sisters of mercy and nun from the Convent there are several orphanages, hospitals and boarding homes, a tuberculosis dispenser and two charity homes for the homeless. All the raised funds will be spent on the deeds of mercy.

“The Holy Rus’: From Heart to Heart” is not just a fair or an exhibition, it is a great opportunity to spend time in a warm and friendly circle.

Admission is free!

The events will take place at the following address: Russian Center of Science and Culture, Queen Natalia str., 33, Belgrade, 11000, Serbia.

You can learn the schedule of the events on the Russian Center of Science and Culture web-site and the billboards all over the city.

Learn more about the ministry of St. Elisabeth Convent here.

With love in Christ,

Sisters of St. Elisabeth Convent

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