Patronal feast at the Kutuzovsky skete’s church
It is not quite easy to get to the village of Kutuzovka: it is the Diveyevo’s farthermost skete located two hours away from the monastery. Besides, the road there partly passes through the thick woods. The skete celebrated the patronal feast today as one of the altars of its “winter-season” heated church is dedicated to the icon of the Mother of God “Quick to Hear.”
Hegumenia Sergiya, the abbess of the monastery, visited the skete on its feast. Presbyter Fr. Anthony (Belov), the priest of the Seraphim-Diveyevo monastery, served the Vigil service on the eve of the celebration followed by the Divine Liturgy as well as the prayer service with the blessing of the water and the paraklesis today. At the end of today’s services, everyone went around the church in a procession with the cross.