Oil Dedicated to Servant of God Anna Abrikosova (martyr)
Servant of God Anna Abrikosova born December 23, 1882, into a family of the nobility in Moscow. Her mother died in childbirth and her father died nine days later of galloping consumption. She raised with her four brothers in an atmosphere of goodness and love in the family of her uncle Nikolay Abrikosov. Who by that time already had five children of his own.
In 1910 they returned to Moscow and in 1913. She accepted into the novitiate of the Third Order of Saint Dominic as Sr. Catherine. In honor of Saint Catherine of Siena. She and her husband affiliated themselves with the Eastern Rite. And her husband ordained a priest of the Eastern Rite in 1917. Soon thereafter she founded a women’s community of Third Order Sisters of Saint Dominic.
Also, the Moscow Dominican community created by Anna Ivanovna from its very beginning belonged to the Byzantine rite. The Moscow community of Dominicans that would subsequently be headed by Anna Ivanovna dates to 1913. The year 1917 is the year in which the parish community officially constituted by Church authority. In 1917 that Sister Catherine elected superior and thereafter called “Mother Catherine”.