KINOVIA

Monastery, Moscow patriarchate, eparchy of Kaluga region, Russia

ANIMAL BLESSING

Posted by kinovia on November 8, 2012

Благословение животных

Londoner James Hogan works to provide charitable assistance for homeless animals. By the grace of God he has helped our convent and our cats. Although not homeless, our charges always need food and medicine, as already described on this site.

 

Some Anglican churches in London organise an annual service to celebrate the life of St. Francis of Assisi. On 6 October 2012 the Rev. Graham Noyce held a service marking World Animal Day at St. Martin’s Church, Kensal Rise. The Anglican vicar felt great empathy when he heard about our sisters who carry out ‘charitable work to help animals’: ‘You provide other Christians with an example of how to protect innocent animals, just as St. Sergius and St. Seraphim did many years ago’ (from the text of the letter). At a request from the above-mentioned James Hogan the Rev. Graham Noyce dedicated the service ‘to the nuns of the Russian Orthodox Convent of the Nativity of the Holy Virgin, Kaluga, Russia’. (See photo and copies of the letters)

We were very moved by such remarkable concern from other Christian believers. We are very grateful to the Rev. Graham Noyce, to our benefactor James Hogan and to the parishioners of St. Martin’s in London.

This event took place thanks to our benefactors from Moscow, who do all they can to help us and the animals in our charge. May God bless you all.

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