20 July 2018 stavropegic convent of Martha and Mary convent of mercy was held shooting interview with the prioress of the monastery abbess Elisabeth (Pozdnyakova) for the film, dedicated to the Martyr. Grand Duchess Elizabeth Fyodorovna, reports the Synodal Department for monasteries and monasticism with reference to the Imperial Orthodox Palestine society.
2018 was declared the Imperial Orthodox Palestinian society (IOPS), the company Martyr. Grand Duchess Elizabeth Feodorovna and the year of memory of the 100th anniversary of her martyrdom.
The working title of the film, which creates the Cyprus branch of IOPS, – “Saint Elizabeth”. The film’s Director Sergei Lomkin. The film Orthodox film Canon.
The shooting took place in the house where the Saint lived the abbess Martha and Mary convent the Grand Duchess Elisabeth Feodorovna there was opened the Memorial Museum. Abbess Elizabeth was blessed shooting at the Museum.
At the end of interview mother Elizabeth gave all the members of the crew recently released a book from series of books “Life of remarkable people” (f) “Elizaveta Feodorovna”, authored by D. B. Grishin – the candidate of historical Sciences, Chairman of Sergius memorial Fund, member of the IOPS.
On pictures 1911 and a restored historical appearance of the two rooms: prayer, daily prayed where the Holy abbess, and a reception in which the Grand Duchess took the visitors, including the Royal family, as well as honorary members of the Imperial Orthodox Palestinian society.
The Museum contains unique relics: the image of the Saviour, embroidered by the Grand Duchess, she created the icon of the Holy righteous Martha and Mary, a letter to the convent sisters sent from the mother of the Alapayevsk links. Among the exhibits miraculously preserved Royal Grand Duchess, the service of the Grand-Ducal couple with their family crest, as well as many rare photographs and documents. A real decoration of the Museum were two portraits of the Grand Duchess Elizaveta Fyodorovna written by national artist Vasily Nesterenko. All these precious exhibits will be shown in the movie “Saint Elizabeth”.
Interview with abbess Elizabeth was held by the Chairman of the Cyprus branch of IOPS Leonid Bulanov, which not only is the producer of the film, but also forms its concept.