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“Pogorarea Sfantului Duh” Church from “Palatul Cnejilor” Palace Ceahlau

26 March 2013 No Comment

09-biserica-palatul-cnejilor-martie-2013On the area where there also is “Palatul Cnejilor” Palace there is also “Pogorarea Sfantului Duh” Church (The Descent of the Holy Spirit Church) that dates from 1639. The church was built on the expense of the brother of ruler Vasile Lupu, Gheorghe and was raised on the place where used to be the old Hangu Hermitage. The boyars of Cantacuzino family forced the monks to leave that place in order to build “Palatul Cnejilor” Palace.

The church was made of stone and bricks with a bell tower on the north side. The interior of the church is traditionally organized: the building also has two side apses in a square shape. The entrance in the church is made through a door located on the north side.

Between the narthex and the nave there is an arch opening and on the west walls of the nave there are two big religious icons from the XIX century: one with Jesus, the other with Mother Mary with Baby Jesus. The altar of the church is separated by a lime tree iconostasis made in the Baroque style.

Although the church suffered numerous restorations the construction still keeps its original shape.

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