South Ossetian President visited the Alania Epiphany convent

Sun, 18/01/2015 - 12:21

South Ossetian President Leonid Tibilov visited the Alania Epiphany convent in Alagir Gorge in North Ossetia, told the news agency "Res" a press Secretary for the head of state Ghana Yanovskaya.

During a visit to the convent the head of state was accompanied by Mother Superior of the Alania Epiphany convent Mother Nonna, who told about the life in the convent. The President visited the temple, consecrated in honor of St. Elizabeth and Nun Barbara. Mother Superior Nonna showed the head of state the chapel of the archangels Michael and Gabriel, and told about the construction of a new cathedral. On the territory of the convent there is also a lake where are under way preparations for the feast of the Epiphany.
On the work of Children's Rehabilitation Center at the Epiphany Alania convent told the head of the center Mother Georgia.
As stressed by the mother, the children's rehabilitation center was founded after the terrorist attack in Beslan. For the program implementation to assist the victims of the terrorist attack, on the territory of the convent was built a comfortable building meeting the modern requirements.
"In August 2008, when the Alan nunnery received hundreds of refugees, in the program with the blessing of the ruling bishop were included the children and families who had suffered during the war in South Ossetia," - said mother Nonna.
Every year the convent receives children from South Ossetia.
Leonid Tibilov thanked Mother Superior Nona and mother Georgia for the care and love they give to children of South Ossetia.
"People of South Ossetia thank you for caring and warm words, it`s a good cause," - said the head of state.

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