The Orthodox Youth Society
in Honour of Nicholas the Consecrator
attached to the St. Nicholas Brotherly Church in the town Brest.
The history of the existence of the
Byelorussian Orthodox tradition numbers not one thousand years. Not the least
of the roles in the development and strengthening of the Orthodox faith at the
territory of our Republic have been playing different Orthodox institutions and
communities. One of the biggest communities that existed at the territory of
the modern Belarus was the Brest Orthodox Community in Honour of Nicholas the
Consecrator that was founded in 1952 at the Synod Nicholas Church in Brest.
Understanding and realizing a great contribution of the Orthodox
communities and unions to the history of a church and a state, on 11th
November, 2006, with the blessing of the Brest and Kobrin bishop Joann there
were opened “The Orthodox Youth Society in Honour of Nicholas the Consecrator”
attached to the St. Nicholas Brotherly Church in Brest. The Society is headed
by Romanovich Pavel Pietrovich, who is graduated from the Minsk Theological
Seminary and Academy (now he is a chairman of the Orthodox Youth Society in
Honour of Nicholas the Consecrator). The students of the high schools, the
pupils of the secondary schools and other educational institutions are the
members of the society.
From the very first day of the foundation of our Youth Orthodox
organization there have been realized lectures and discussions on Holy Writ of
the Old and New Testaments, Catechism and the Principles of the Orthodox
Liturgy, and discussions about the actual problems of a church and a state, and
specifically about the life of the Orthodox youth. The lessons take place twice
a week, on Sundays and Wednesdays.
In continuation of the tradition and taking into account the experience of
the former communities and organizations we in our activity have put the
following purposes in front of us: first of all – to unite the youth in Jesus
and Church. And the last but not the less importance purpose is the attracting
of the youth to the missionary-enlightener activity that is aimed at the
spreading of the Orthodox faith in the society.
this direction we have already established contact with some state social
organizations such as:
Help to the Brest Sight Disabled Persons Society on home delivery of
books and tape reels.
Also we have close contacts with the Orthodox Youth Organizations of the
churches in Brest: St. Resurrection’s Youth Society, St. Simeon’s Cathedral
Community, etc. During the short history of the existence of our Youth Society
we have realized a great number of the mutual arrangements and journeys.
Having proceeded from our purposes we have put the following tasks for
their realization in future:
1. Publishing and spreading Orthodox Youth leaflet with the help of
students of different faculties of pedagogical and technical high schools that
are members of our Orthodox Youth Organization.
2. Establishing and maintaining contacts with Byelorussian and foreign
Orthodox communities and societies. With this purpose we have organized a
journey to Minsk to taking part in the rally of Byelorussian Orthodox Youth. It
has been realized with the blessing of Metropolitan Filaret and with the
participation of Grodno Bishop Arthemiy. Of course, it’s worth to underline
that intercourse with other Orthodox organizations has a great value for us,
and this experience just strengthen us in a thought of a right choice of our
3. Realizing of the common useful heartfelt rest with the organizing ofholiday youth parties, walking tours to the countryside, sports arrangements
and viewing of sacred and secular video-films, common celebrating of the
name-days and organizing of the pilgrim tours along the Saint places.
4. Realizing of the recitals and readings, performances and matinees. In our social
activity as a very important thing we see the maintaining order and
equipping with services and utilities at the Church and its territory.
Some of our brothers with the blessing of the bishop in service perform
the obedience at the candlesticks, sing in the chorus and at the choir,
ennoble the territory.
Our meetings take part
every Wednesday at 7.15 p.m.
every Sunday at 6.20 p.m.
Young boys and girls! We’ll
be glad to see You among us!
We are waiting for You!!!