Eminence Metropolitan Laurus Visits a Convent
There exists a small monastic community in Munich under the prayerful
protection of Holy Martyr Elizabeth. The nuns live for now in an
apartment not far from the Cathedral of the Holy New Martyrs and
Confessors of Russia, where they perform the daily cycle of services
according to the "skete" rule. The sisters perform all
sorts of obediences: the sewing of monastic garb, clerical headgear
known as klobuki and kamilavki, some embroidered in gold, they bake
prosphoras and study at the Theology Department of Munich University.
They participate in the Sunday School at the Cathedral as well.
Naturally, all those who wish to enter this monastic community could
not be accommodated by this apartment. There is also no way of admitting
For this reason, with the help of some zealous friends of the convent,
the nuns began to search for a suitable site. At the beginning of
this year, with God's help, the nuns found a location with a large
house on the outskirts of Munich, where, God willing, the community
will move to this autumn.
On May 22, His Eminence Metropolitan Laurus visited the monastic
community and, inspecting the new site, invoked God's blessing upon
all the nuns and wished that the prayerful intercession of St Elizabeth
would always be with them