On the Feast of the Protection, a Bishop’s Mother is Tonsured

On the feast of the Protection of the Theotokos, Bishop Daniel (Mogutnov) of Volokolamsk and Kolomna tonsured a very special person to him into the monastic habit– his mother.

Via Ipc-Inform:

On 1/14 October 2012, in celebration of the Protection of our Lady Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary, with the blessing of His Holiness Raphael, Archbishop of Moscow, Metropolitan of All Russia – Primate of the True Orthodox Church, after the evening service in the domicile chapel of His Eminence Daniel (Mogutnov)… the handmaiden of God took monastic vows Galina (Mogutnova) and was named in honor of the Holy Martyr Glyceria of Adrianople (celebrated on 22/4 November).

We congratulate mother Glyceria with her adoption of monasticism, for choosing the higher things than the earthly, and choosing monastic life. We wish Mother: spiritual joy, comfort, inner strength to serve Christ and His Holy Church, to the mercy and grace of God, feeble doctors and fill up that is lacking, strengthen, warn and instruct it to set before the works of salvation in the Lord and our God Jesus Christ. Lord, direct her steps, and so it will always be stored in our Lady of the Most Holy Mother of God!