Christian Author: Nancy W. Boyer

The Great Commandments and Music for the Soul

Epiphany at Russian Orthodox Church

Epiphany at Russian Orthodox Church

Matthew 22:37-40    ” You shall love the Lord thy God with all your heart and with all your soul, and with all your mind.   This is the first and great commandment.  The second is like unto it…You shall love your neighbor as yourself.  On these two commandments hang all the Law and Prophets.”

Toga Monastery in Russia

Toga Monastery in Russia

Nuns from Vvedensky Tolga Monastery … located in Russia in Yaroslavl

“The Tolga Monastery stands on the bank of the Volga River a little above and across from the city of Yaroslavl. The monastery is almost 700 years old but the present buildings date from about 1670.

Legends hold that in 1314 Bishop Trifon of Yaroslavl, spending the night at the site awoke to see a pillar of fire which led him to an icon of the Virgin and the monastery was established at this location.

The soviets closed the monastery in 1926 and used the building for various purposes including an educational center, a World war II hospital and a correctional center for juvenile delinquents. It was returned to the Russian Orthodox Church in 1987. There has been considerable restoration done and it is now operated as a nunnery.”

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