Orthodox Thought for the Day


Monday, March 10, 2014

Holy Ascension Monastery, Ukraine

If you have about an hour that you can set aside for watching this Russian documentary with English subtitles, you won’t be disappointed: 

This documentary focuses on the Holy Ascension Orthodox Christian Monastery in Ukraine. The monastery started in 1994 with 4 monks. Now, the monastery has 90 monks and they are raising 220 orphan/abandoned children, many of whom have significant handicaps.   

The monastery is about 2 miles from the Romanian border, so you’ll hear singing in both Ukrainian and Romanian in the church.  It’s truly a beautiful and heartwarming film.  God bless these holy monastics and the children they love and shelter in Christ’s Name.

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