Matrona Of Moscow

The translation of the relics of Blessed Elderess Matrona

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Mother superior hegumenia Theothania with sisters meeting the relics of Blessed Elderess Matrona in Pokrov Convent. May 1, 1998.
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Mother superior hegumenia Theothania with sisters meeting the relics of Blessed Elderess Matrona in Pokrov Convent. May 1, 1998.

On April 30, with the blessing of Patriarch Alexy II, to solemn chanting of Easter troparion “Christ is risen from the dead...”, the Holy relics of Blessed Matrona were translated to the church of Holy Father of Seven Ecumenical Councils. On that night, the brethren of the monastery conducted a vigil for the deceased.

On May 1, Friday of the Second Week after Easter, a day before the 46-year anniversary of the death of Blessed Matrona, archbishop of Istra Arseny conducted the Divine Liturgy and commemoration service. There were many people praying at that liturgy, even though no official announcement had been made.

On the same day, the coffin with the Holy relics of Blessed Matrona was translated to the Pokrov Convent at Abelman Gate in Moscow. Hegumenia Theothania and nuns solemnly greeted it with the toll of bells.

Today, the remains of the blessed woman, venerated by believers as Holy relics, rest in this convent. Just like during her earthly life, people keep coming to get some help from this hero of faith.

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Archbishop of Istra Arseny and mother superior of Stauropegic
Pokrov Convent  hegumenia Theothania.

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Litany at the relics of St. Matrona. Stauropegic Pokrov Convent May 1, 1998 г.

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