New deacon in the Warsaw-Bielsk diocese.
Yesterday, in the third Sunday of the Great Lent subdeacon Mirosław Demczuk took orders for a deacon from metropolitan Sawa. The chirotony took place in the Warsaw cathedral of St. Mary Magdalene.
Mirosław Demczuk was born in 1986 in Wrocław. Now he is a student of the Christian Theological Academy.
We would like to wish him God’s blessing, persistence and patience in service to the Church for many years!
Icon created by needle and thread
From 10th March until 14th April you can visit an exhibition of embroidered icons made by Halina Kurnosowa at the The Podlasie Opera and Philharmonic (ul. Podleśna 2, Białystok).
Halina Kurnosowa is a folk artist, who lives in Grodno. She embroiders sacred motives using the technique called «licewoje szytio» (hand-made brocade). Her icons make people astonished by the precise making, mild postures and play of colours. Artist presents images of saints in an extraordinary way on the cloth. Weave of colourful threads create religious motive just like paint.
Halina Kurnosowa’s crafts are always highly appraised and awarded. Artist has admitted, that she rarely sells her works, however often she just gives them to priests and people, who are in need of spiritual support.
The first stage of expansion of a Warsaw hospital «Inflancka»
On the 20th March,2009 bishop of Siemiatycze George took part in the conclusion ceremony of the first stage of expansion of a gynecological and obstetric hospital «Inflancka» in Warsaw.
His eminence, who is taking care of the hospital at the blessing of the metropolitan Sawa, has addressed people gathered: «I remember the day only a dozen moths or so, when we were standing above a large hole and I was blessing the foundation stone. It is difficult to believe how much has been done in a very short time. It is a miracle of God’s blessing for a birth of such place, which is itself devoted to birth.»
Bishop George has handed over Kazanska Icon of the Holy Lady , which is a gift from the metropolitan. It has been placed in the main hall of the hospital, so that it could protect patients awaiting to give birth. It is the second gift from the metropolitan. The previous one is the icon in the hospital chapel.
Να προσευχόμαστε στο Θεό να ευλογεί και να αυξάνει την Ορθόδοξη Εκκλησία της Πολωνίας και να οδηγήσει πολλούς Πολωνούς, μέσα και έξω από τη χώρα, στην Ορθόδοξη πίστη, στην οποία βρίσκονταν οι Πολωνοί μέχρι και τον 15ο αιώνα. Προσευχόμαστε και ελπίζουμε ότι η φώτιση και η δύναμη του Αγίου Πνεύματος θα οδηγήσει τα βήματα πολλών πίσω στο ΣΠΙΤΙ τους, στην Ορθόδοξη Χριστιανική Εκκλησία. Προσευχόμαστε για την επιστροφή των ετεροδόξων και των Ουνιτών της Πολωνίας και όλης της Ανατολικής Ευρώπης στην Ορθόδοξη Εκκλησία.