23 Oct 2018 Stavropegial Vvedensky Optina monastery celebrated the feast day of St Ambrose of Optina, one of the main elders of the XIX century, known for his selfless service, attention and care to all comers, the spiritual care and instruction of the brightest minds of the era.
On the eve of one of the main patronal feast day at the monastery was made Vespers with the akathist to venerable. Ambrose Optinskogo and vigil. Worship was led by the monastery’s Deputy Abbot Bishop of Mozhaisk, Leonid. The Bishop was assisted by the Confessor of the monastery Archimandrite Eli (Nozdrin) and numerous brethren in the priesthood, reports the Synodal Department for monasteries and monasticism.
On the day of a festival in the monastery was celebrated the five Divine liturgies in different aisles Vvedensky Cathedral (including in the side chapel in honor of St. Ambrose), Kazansky and Vladimir Khramov.
The Liturgy was performed by the monastery’s Deputy Abbot Bishop Leonid Mozhaisk, vicar of the Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia; Bishop Kozel and lyudinovskiy Nikita; Tarusa Bishop Seraphim, vicar of the Kaluga diocese, concelebrated by the brethren of the monastery in Holy orders and clergy of the dioceses of the Kaluga Archdiocese.
To honor the memory of a favorite Saint the pilgrims arrived from different parts of Russia, including the Northern parts of our country.