Convent of the Mother of God Quick to Hear
Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia
Richfield Springs, New York

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Welcome and God Bless!


An English-speaking women's convent dedicated to the

Icon of the Mother of God “She Who Is Quick to Hear” 




This convent is under the spiritual direction of Bishop Luke (Murianka) of Syracuse,

Abbot of Holy Trinity Monastery, Jordanville, NY.

Service Schedule


Monday - Friday and Sunday evening

5:00 am Midnight Office   7:00 pm Compline

Daily Akathist:

5:00 pm Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Sunday




Troparion Tone 4 “Quick to Hear”

Let us make haste to the Theotokos amid our misfortunes,
And fall down now before her holy icon,
Crying out with faith from the depths of our soul,
Hearken quickly to our entreaty, O Virgin,
In that thou art called “She Who Is Quick to Hear”
For thee do we thy servants,
Have as a ready helper in our needs,

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit

Both now and ever and unto ages of ages, Amen

Kontakion Tone 8

Tempest-tossed on the sea of life, we sink beneath the threefold waves
of the passions and temptations,
Wherefore, grant us a helping hand, O Lady, as thy Son did to Peter,
And haste thou to deliver us from misfortunes, that we may cry out to thee:
                                                        Rejoice, O Most Good One, who art Quick to Hear!


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Fund Raising for Annex Expansion

In July we reached out asking for help to build a carport and garden shed.  Through your generous donations, we raised $9,500 to build the carport.  May God bless you for your generosity and support.

We fell short $5,500 to build the garden shed, so we have modified the project to get the required functionality at a lesser cost.  We will expand our current woodworking shop by adding a 24’x 8’ extension to the back of the annex building.  This will give room to store garden tools,  add needed storage space, and give us more room to work in our woodshop.  The estimated cost required for this is $3,700.

Please help us raise $3,700 to build an extension to our annex building.