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Horaicioara Hermitage – Neamt County

31 January 2010 No Comment

horaicioara-hermitage-neamt-county-2010Horaicioara hermitage is located in the crack of a cliff at an altitude of 900 m at 1 km away from Horaita Monastery. Here you can arrive either by walking on foot from the Monastery Horaita or by car. From DN 15C (Piatra Neamt – Targu Neamt) in Dobreni commune  you turn left and you go another 15 km on the road 156A through the villages Negresti and Poiana. After you reach the Monastery Horaita there is a side road that goes to the hermitage.

Address: commune Cracaoani, Neamt County

Tel: +(40) 233 246 210 from the Monastery Horaita

E-mail: [email protected]

Web: http://horaita.mmb.ro/

The Patron of Horaicioara Hermitage: “Buna Vestire” and “Izvorul Tamaduirii” (celebrated in the first Friday after Easter)

Year of construction: the hermitage was built in 1466 by Arhimandrit Chiriac (Arhimandrit is a religious title)

Short description

Horaicioara Hermitage or Horaita Veche (The Old Horaita) was built in the second half of the XV century. The hermitage dates from 1466 and in 1480 by order from ruler Stefan cel Mare, a wooden church is built here by Arhimandrit Chiriac. On the place of the holly table from the altar there is a big stone.

The present day church was built in 1868 by Arhimandrit Ermoghen Buhus. Architecturally the church is made out of stone and it has one tower. The wall that separates the altar from the rest of the church is built in gothic style of small sizes. The church and the surrounded cells were restored over time from different donations.

Horaicioara hermitage – Neamt County: photos

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In the church of the hermitage there is an icon of Mother Mary that people belief it has healing powers. The miracle that is the source of this belief is the wellspring from a rock at 50 m from the hermitage that appear after people get together and prayed for a water source. Here, at this spring every year thousands of pilgrims arrive to drink from its water.

Horaicioara Hermitage , together with Horaita Monastery continues the tradition of our Orthodox Church. Pilgrims that are searching for a place to meditate, a place where they can find peace or pray can come here in this beautiful natural place.

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