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Friday, July 4, 2014

UKRAINE: Tonsure performed at the Lugansk convent during artillery shelling


In the evening of June 30, 2014, His Eminence Archbishop Metrophanes of Lugansk and Alchevsk made novice Elena Kuznetsova from St. Olga’s Convent of Lugansk a nun with the name Agrippina, in honor of Holy Virgin-Martyr Agrippina of Rome (feast: June 23/July 6). She is the senior sister of the Kazan Skete of the convent (in the Shchetovo village of the Antratsyt district).


In spite of the noise from the artillery shelling and bursts of submachine-gun fire from outside, the tonsure ceremony took place in St. Panteleimon’s Church (on the territory of the oncological dispensary) of St. Olga’s Convent in Lugansk as the sisters and clergy prayed, reports the convent’s press service.



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