Heavenly protection

Reconstruction of one of the most mysterious churches in Minsk revealed the secrets of a century ago The clergy and the army have always been inextricably linked in our lands. A striking example of this is the history of the Aleksandr Nevsky Church, located in the territory of the Military Cemetery in Minsk. The temple appeared at the end of the 19th century in memory of the officers and soldiers who died in the Russo-Turkish War, and was intended primarily for the 119th Kolomna Infantry ...

Aleksandr Nevsky Church , religion , history , monument

Places of worship open for believers across Belarus

Religious denominations are grateful to the state for imposing no restrictions on visiting places of worship against the coronavirus pandemic – as stated by Aleksandr Rumak, the Commissioner for Religious and Ethnic Affairs, BelTA reports "Unfortunately, the epidemiological situation remains precarious but I would like to note that the religious denominations express gratitude to the state as it has preserved an opportunity to visit churches. Some admit that their colleagues from foreign ...

religion , coronavirus , church

Spiritual benchmarks

Lessons from the past and morality as the basis of Belarusian politics. What the President spoke about in the Minsk church. PHOTO BY BELTA On January 7th, Orthodox believers celebrated one of the main religious holidays — Christmas. According to a long and good tradition, the Head of State was with the parishioners on this day. The President lit a Christmas candle in the Church of the Venerable Optina Elders in Minsk and warmly congratulated everyone on the bright holiday. Aleksandr Lukashenko ...

Lukashenko , christmas , spirituality , religion , church

Light in the reflection of a shard

Vasnetsov, Bruni and Koshelev: the Baranovichi Holy Protection Cathedral contains masterpieces of world art with a very tragic fate The Louvre, the Hermitage, the galleries of Florence and Vienna... Everyone who knows a little about art dreams by looking at the famous creations of renowned artists and sculptors. But it turns out that the masterpieces of world art can be seen very close: in the Cathedral of the Protection of the Holy Virgin in Baranovichi. Why is it so unique and why is it chosen ...

art , mosaic , religion , temple , Baranovichi

Father Fiodor’s life work

Why pilgrims from different countries go to Tugolitsa church in the Bobruisk District In Tugolitsa, founded in 1924, there was never a church and locals went to Bobruisk to pray, baptise their children and get married. In 2005, they turned to the Bobruisk diocese with a request to organise a parish in their village. It was decided to arrange it in a building from the 1960s, where at one time there was a kindergarten and a post office, which had been empty for a long time and had fallen into ...

Tugolitsa , religion , books

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