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[12 Jun 2015 | No Comment | ]
Pilgrimages in Neamt: old monasteries – hearths of faith

      We propose to make a pilgrimage on a sunny week end at some monasteries, historical monuments laid on the right and left of the road DN15-Bicaz Piatra Neamt. Let’s get from Piatra Neamt to Bistrita Monastery (7-8 km), one of the oldest and most important monastic settlements of Moldova with three founders, great voivodes: Alexander the Good, Stephen the Great and Petru Rares.
Located in the hills with mixed forests and orchards of apples, nuts, and cherry trees, the monastery welcomes us with its ancient walls among whom is raised …

Customs, traditions and crafts, Neamt County Pilgrimages »

[15 Apr 2015 | No Comment | ]
Waiting The Holy Light at monasteries from Neamt County

It said and it is known by every believer, that in each of us is a spark of Holy Light, that Holy Light is and we feel always in our soul, in our hearts not only of Resurrection. Moreover, the one who loses during the year, it will be found in churches where nuns and monks strives to keep faith in God of this Christian nations. A light that, with the love and forgiveness keys opens the way for ourselves and for our neighbor, gives us the strength to not give in …

Monasteries, Neamt County Pilgrimages, Touristic Promotion »

[10 Jul 2014 | No Comment | ]
Sihla Monastery

Sihla Monastery is an Orthodox monastery of XVII – XIX, but with the beginning of the fifteenth century, as sources say, since these places as if forgotten by the world, away from foreign invasions, several hundred years and find quiet and solitude hermits dwelling.
On the 24th of June at Sihla Monastery is the first Dedication Day of the three: Day of the celebration of the birth of John the Baptist. The nextDedication Dayison August 6TransfigurationDay  A third Dedication Day is on August 7th when the Church commemorates Saint Theodora from …

Hermitages, Neamt County Pilgrimages »

[18 Feb 2014 | No Comment | ]
The history of the ascents from Sihla forest

Over time many monks and nuns lived and prayed in the forests near monasteries like Neamt, Secu, Sihastria or Agapia and they always considered the forest from Sihla as the “strongest wilderness”. In these forests only the most pure monks and nuns lived, some of them in absolute loneliness for decades.
The first mention of a monk in these forests is found in a document from 1326 where it talks about a hermit in these forests. The ruler Stefan cel Mare, after the battle from Orbic in 1457 while crossing the …

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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, …