Solemn Liturgy on the occasion of the feast day took place in a convent in honor of the “Iveron” icon of the Holy virgin in Donetsk October 26, 2018, according to the portal “Orthodox life” with reference to Donetsk.church.ua.
With the blessing of Metropolitan Hilarion of Donetsk and Mariupol, a festive divine Liturgy was celebrated by Archbishop Varnava of Makiyivka, vicar of the Donetsk diocese. His Eminence was assisted by the city clergy. Praying at the service were dozens of parishioners and pilgrims as well as superior demolished in 2014, the abbess of the monastery of Michael (Shevchenko).
We will remind, regular services are held in the Iversky monastery from April 2018. With the resumption of the prayer life intensified work on the restoration of the monastery.
“Now in the temple above his head not a solid hole, and the roof was restored, the Windows are glazed from the pipe, facing the street, the smoke swirls – powered boiler for heating. Broken the iconostasis was restored”, – noted in the Donetsk diocese.
In place of the main monastery shrines – “Iveron” icon of the Mother of God – the exact copy of the venerated image. In a couple of it created and supplied a list of other revered icons of Donetsk – the miraculous myrrh-streaming image of St. Nicholas, which is located in the Alexander Nevsky Church in the city of Donetsk.
The monastery was founded in April 1997, opened in December 2001 at the cemetery Church in honor of the “Iveron” icon of the Holy virgin, located near the Donetsk airport. Military action, beginning in 2014, virtually turned the monastery and the cemetery in ruins. Nuns along with a superior Mihailo (Shevchenko) were forced to leave the monastery, taking with them the main Shrine – list of the Iberian icon of the Mother of God. Since the image is in the Nicholas bishops ‘ Council of the city of Donetsk.
The first worship service during the war took place in the monastery on 25 February 2016. Since that time, the clergy, monastics, and laity gathered here to pray together in celebration for the Iveron monastery days.