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The Wooden church from the cemetery of Sihastria Monastery

15 March 2012 No Comment

07-the-wood-church-from-sihastriaAt Sihastria Monastery, near the cemetery there is a wooden church of great artistic and architectural value that impresses through the original way in which the craftsmen created the ornaments. The church of the cemetery was built at the initiative of Abbot Victorin Oanele.

In the beginning of the year 1988 the abbot of Sihastria Monastery decided to move a church from Hlapesti village, Neamt County to Sihastria. The church dated from the XVIII century and being made out of wood was in poor conditions. That is why, in the end, the monks opted to build a new church that will be a copy of the old one. Between 1988 and 1999 near the cemetery from Sihastria Monastery the monks built this new church.

The religious icons are the original ones from the old church and the iconostasis was painted by Vartolomeu Florea. The church was sanctified at August 7 1999 with spiritual patrons “The Resurrection of Christ” and “ST Apostle Joan”. In this church the religious services are usually held for the departed monks that are buried in the cemetery.

The wood church from Sihastria Monastery, Neamt County

The wood church from Sihastria Monastery The wood church from Sihastria Monastery The wood church from Sihastria Monastery The wood church from Sihastria Monastery The wood church from Sihastria Monastery
The wood church from Sihastria Monastery The wood church from Sihastria Monastery

Near the church there is also the cemetery of the monastery where there is also the tomb of father Ilie Cleopa. He is the one that between 1944 and 1945 moved here the remains of the monks from the old cemetery. Near the tomb of Cleopa there is also the tomb of one of his best friends in life, father Paisie Olaru.

Sihastria Monastery represents one of the most visited religious places in Neamt County. Visitors come here to visit the old church and the tombs of fathers Cleopla, Paisie Olaru and Ioanichie Balan.

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