Novo-Diveevo Candle Workshop

In light of the tragic fire that occurred at the Russian Orthodox Convent Novo-Diveevo the morning of July 18, 2018, we are reaching out to the community for your prayers and any financial assistance you can give.

That morning,  at 6:15, the cottage that housed our candle workshop burnt down.  It is a total loss. Thank God no one was hurt in the fire.  

The candle workshop is located in the building known as the Green Barrack, located by the cemetery.  It has not been operating for the past 17 years and was started up again by our nuns in February.  The front of the building housed two apartments and several guest rooms.  The nuns were able to produce over 21,000 candles that are used in our church.  Currently, we are assessing the full scope of the damage and have had to resettle several displaced people.

In order to rebuild this cottage and workshop, in addition to the materials for the actual building, we will also need to purchase new candle making equipment, which was all lost in the fire.

Novo-Diveevo has been in existence for nearly 70 years and currently there is also a much needed campaign on-going to revitalize the aging infrastructure of the convent.  The fire and loss just compounds the need for assistance.

We are asking for your help to make this happen.  Any donation, little or big, will be a huge help.  Thank you and God bless.

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Natalie Miklashewsky Fedorowski 
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Russian Orthodox Convent 
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