Blessing of a new museum to Venerable Elena of Diveyevo

The sisters of the Seraphim-Diveyevo monastery founded a new museum in the village of Nucha, the Venerable Elena’s homestead. Its exhibit tells about the life and spiritual endeavors of Elena and Mikhail Manturov, the history of the village of Nucha and the church of the Most Merciful Savior. The museum displays such artifacts as Venerable Elena’s coffin nails, sections of her prayer beads and leather shoes found during the uncovering of her relics.

The opening of the museum took place on June 24, 2019 attended by Metropolitan Georgiy of Nizhny Novgorod and Arzamas, Bishop Varnava of Vyksa and Pavlovsk, Archpriest Eugene (Utyonkov), Dean of Ardatov District of Vyksa Diocese, Hieromonk Nikolai (Chebotarev), the abbot of Florischev hermitage in Nucha, the metochion of the Holy Dormition Monastery, and Hegumenia Sergiya, the Abbess of the Diveevsky monastery with sisters.

Once the museum was blessed, nun Artemiya (Korolkova), who manages the Diveyevo Monastery Archive, gave a tour of the museum to the guests  who later watched a film about the life of the Manturovs.

Hegumenia Sergiya, responding to questions from local media, shared that the sisters of the Diveyevo monastery arranged the new exhibit about Venerable Elena and her brother with diligence, love and reverence.

Metropolitan Georgy remarked about importance to preserve the memory of Venerable Seraphim of Sarov’s spiritual kin.

The document was signed about transfer of the museum from the Nizhny Novgorod Diocese to the Vyksa Diocese. Bishop Varnava said he rejoices accepting this museum under his care.

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