Monastery that gives worldly blessings

HEGUMENESS STEFANA

By Natalia MALIMON, The Day, Volyn oblast 3/2/2012 NOT FOR NUNS, BUT FOR CHILDREN Thousand years ago the Orthodox Monastery was only a spiritual center for village of Zymne, today people come here looking for ways to solve worldly problems. The students and teachers of Zymne school waited for this winter again with fear, not because people in Volyn ...

Archpriest Volodymyr ROVINSKY: To seek God, you have to find yourself first

By Natalia MALIMON, The Day, Volyn oblast 8/12/2011 A small church of the Pochaiv Icon of the Holy Mother of God is located in by far the most crowded area in Kovel, near a big railway station, bus station, and a market. However, its parishioners are not transit for sure, they are regular church-goers. Last year the ...

Volhynian icon-painting Discoveries

THE KHOLM ICON OF THE MOTHER OF GOD. PRINCE DANYLO OF GALICIA BROUGHT IT APPROXIMATELY IN 1223-37 FROM KYIV TO THE CITY OF KHOLM (CURRENTLY POLISH CHELM)

By Natalia MALIMON, The Day, Lutsk 10/11/2011 They were made by Enhelina Smirnova, worldwide re­co­g­nized icon-painting history specialist, at the 13th In­ter­na­tional Academic Conference “Vo­­lhynian Icon: Research and Restoration.” It happened that I got to sit next to Enhelina Smirnova on the bus that took the conference participants to Volhynian mo­na­ste­ries and museums. And though she expressed her ...