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Poustinia – Chapel

In Russia, a small wooden house in the forest where Christians go for silence and prayer, is called poustinia, the Russian word for ‘desert’. At Origins, Poustinia is a space dedicated to silence and prayer – in a sense it is the heart of Origins.

A daily prayer rhythm is maintained at 06:00, 12:00 and 18:00. Retreatants and visitors are invited to join the prayers in Poustinia.