These days most sisters of the cloister go out to the monastery metochion
in Merkushino in order to celebrate glorification of saint righteous Simeon of Verkhoturye
in that very place where laboring and praying this great intercessor of the Ural land
spent his life.
Before the beginning of each academic year there are always
so many children coming to our cathedral, that the whole church seems to become more like school.
This Sunday there was held a traditional service on a special rite that attracted those
for whom the 1st of September is the time to plunge into the students daily routine.
Our monastery solemnly celebrates the Royal days. Every year all the
sisters take part in the Divine Liturgy which is served on the spot of
the assassination of the Royal Family, the night of July 16th to 17th.
The next day we go to the men's monastery in honor of the Russian
Neo-Martyrs near Alapaevsk.