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[16 Jan 2014 | No Comment | ]
The religious life in Neamt County

There is no place in Romania that hosts so many religious settlements as Neamt County. Monks of more than one nation prayed in these parts seeking for redemption. They came from Romania, Greece and Russia.
The savage of the mountains, the thick forests and peace of the planes together with the beauty of the valleys were some of the reasons the monks came in these places. Starting with the IV century, in Moldova lived a series of monks that lived their lives by praying and working. Some of these monks are …

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[16 Jan 2014 | No Comment | ]
The beginnings of the religious life in Neamt County

The entire Neamt County area hosts numerous religious settlements that pilgrims know little about their beginnings. Here some of these places:
Neamt Monatery is considered to be the oldest religious settlement in Moldova region. Early documents talk about monks in this place since the XII century.
Horaicioara Monastery was built in XVII century because of some monks from these parts that decided to go and live deep in the mountains of Horaiciorul. Here they built a church with the patron of “Good News”.
Almas Monastery was built in XVII century on Almas Valley, …

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[21 Oct 2013 | No Comment | ]
5 Religious settlements located in picturesque places

The charm of Vanatori Natural Park can be experienced by visiting the attractions located in its natural reservations. On the territory of this natural park there are five religious settlements with tremendous importance for our culture and the Romanian medieval art. These monasteries are located in places of rare beauty and offer to pilgrims a true personal and spiritual experience.
Secu Monastery is a religious settlement of 500 years old. The museum of the monastery is a true thesaurus and the collection of religious objects was also appreciated by Nicolae Iorga …

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[27 Aug 2013 | No Comment | ]
Pilgrimage at St Iosif from Varatec Monastery

This year at the celebration of Varatec Monastery the holy relics of St Iosif was exhibited to believers during the religious service. St Iosif is well known in the area as the Hermit and he lived in the forests near Varatec for over 30 years.
The saint was born around 1750 in Valea Jidanului village from Transilvania region and later he moved to Moldova. He first entered as a monk at Neamt Monastery and then moved to Pocrov Hermitage. The following years were spent in forests near Sihla Monastery, in solitude …

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[26 Mar 2013 | No Comment | ]
Easter – time of the pilgrims

The celebration of Easter very important for Romanians and the entire family participates. On March 18 started the preparation for this holyday. Monasteries from Neamt County are places where Orthodox believers come during this time just like in a spiritual journey. Here, traditions are kept alive … here is the place where spirituality blends with the picturesque of the area. Around the celebration of Easter the entire life of the church evolves.
The religious preparation for this holyday is not easy as a symbol of all the passions of Christ. Monks …

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[17 Jan 2013 | No Comment | ]
Monastic villages during winter

In Neamt County there are two of the biggest monastic villages from Romania, where traditions and customs seemed to be frozen in time. During winter the beauty of these places is even greater and nothing can trouble the peace of these places.
The villages are constructed around the monasteries Agapia and Varatec and can be visited by tourists that want to see the beauty of a traditional village. You don’t have to know the place in order to visit it: the roads are easy to follow and it’s difficult to get …