Dear Readers: A long time supporter of the Mystagogy Resource Center has informed me that they would like to donate $3000 to help me continue the work of this ministry, but they will only do it as a matching donation, which means that this generous donation will only be made after you help me raise a total of $3000. If you can help make this happen, it will be greatly appreciated and it would be greatly helpful to me, as I have not done a fundraiser this year. If you enjoy the work done here and want to see more of it, please make whatever contribution you can through the DONATE link below. Thank you!
(Total So Far - Day 10: $2690)

October 25, 2010

The Spirits of Diveyevo Nuns Photographed?

Sarov Resident Believes He Took Pictures Of Nuns' Souls

June 5, 2008

A resident of Sarov was very surprised when he looked at the photos he had made during his pilgrimage to St. Seraphim Monastery in Diveyevo as besides his relatives he saw strange figures that were not present when he took the pictures.

The photos conveyed to Interfax-Religion on Thursday show silhouettes dressed in monastic robes and hoods going to the canal of the Mother of God. The canal near the Trinity Cathedral was dug by the first nuns of the monastery on the instruction of St. Seraphim of Sarov as, according to him, he saw the Mother of God passing that way.

The photo's author was impressed and came back to Diveyevo for studying the pictured place behind the altar of the Trinity Cathedral. According to him and other numerous witnesses and nuns there is only an untouched green lawn and no path there.

Many miracles and mysterious signs are connected with St. Seraphim Monastery and its founder St. Seraphim. According to the pilgrims, miracles often take place today.

Many of the miracles have happened in the canal of the Mother of God. St. Seraphim believed in the holiness of this place and instructed nuns to go along the canal every day saying the "Rejoce, Mother of God..." 150 times. He stressed: "Whoever goes along the canal and says a hundred and fifty prayers to Our Lady, will have everything here: Athos, Jerusalem, Kiev!"

The elder's covenant has been fulfilled in the monastery up to day.

Read also: The Holy Canal of the Theotokos at Diveyevo Monastery