Our beloved Mother Pelagia passed away today at 7:15 PM onthe feast of the Exaltation of the Cross and the day of the Arrearance of the Lesna Icon of the Most Holy Mother of God. She was able to receive Holy Communion this morning. After lunch we saw that she was fading rapidly, and not long before Vespers Fr. Evfimy came to read the Canon for the Departure of the Soul. A group of sisters, lead by Matushka Abbess Macrina, gathered around m. Pelagia's bedside and chanted the Canon. We were able to say goodbye to her. Shortly after, during the reading of the 9th hour, she passed away very quietly. M. Pelagia, Hilda Winifred Allen in the world, was 94 years old and had struggled in the monastic life here at Lesna for 32 years. We ask your prayers for the repose of her soul.
with much love, in Christ, sinful m. Evfrosinia