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[22 Nov 2012 | No Comment | ]
Pilgrimage during the Advent in Neamt County

The Orthodox Church started the advent on November 14. This will last until December 24, the day before Christmas. The Advent is dedicated to the birth of Jesus Christ and in Neamt County this event is celebrated in a traditional way in all the communities.
Just like every year hundreds of believers will come in pilgrimage at monasteries from Neamt County to visit this place of high spiritual values. Here, in Neamt County traditions are still kept alive by the Orthodox believers. Among some of the most visited religious settlements are …

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[26 Sep 2012 | No Comment | ]
Pilgrim in Neamt County

Neamt County has a very high density of religious settlements and that is the reason for which many pilgrims direct their footsteps to this area. Here, every mountain or cave, every stream of water is connected to some monk or a nun that lived and prayed nearby.
A tireless traveler in Neamt County was Calistrat Hogas that wrote about a road between the monasteries from Neamt County. He left us with a legacy and a beautiful book about his travels through the forests of Neamt County.
Great rulers are responsible for building …

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[16 Aug 2012 | No Comment | ]
Pilgrimage with the occasion of Varatec and Bistrita Monasteries patron

Wednesday August 15 2012 the Orthodox Church celebrates the Passing of St Mary Mother of Jesus. In this religious day in Neamt County there are two important monasteries that celebrate their patron: Varatec and Bistrita Monasteries.
Varatec Monastery celebrates its patron on August 15 and 16. Pilgrims from all over the country are expected to come at this manifestation. With this occasion The Mitropolit of Moldavia and Bucovian, Teofan will participate at the religious service. The religious service will begin Tuesday August 14 at 14:00 with a religious service directed toward …

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[16 Aug 2012 | No Comment | ]
Pilgrimage on Ceahau Mountain

Monday, August 6 2012 took place on Ceahlau Mountain the celebration of “Schimbarea la Fata” and “Stefan cel Mare si Sfant”  Monastery from the top of the mountain. Just like every year the religious service was held by Mitropolit Teofan together with other priests. Numerous pilgrims from all over the country were expected to come to the top of the mountain.
The religious program began with a day before with a special religious service and continued on Agust 6. Orthodox believers of all ages come to this place year after year …

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[22 Dec 2011 | No Comment | ]
The Cave of St Teodora from Sihla

The cave of St Teodora from Sihla is located in the forests of Neamt County, in Vanatori commune, near the monasteries Sihastria, Secu and Neamt. You can reach the cave by car or on foot on the marked routes from Vanatori Natural Park. By car you can go from Piatra Neamt to Agapia Monastery and then on an 8 km dirt road until you’ll reach Sihla Hermitage.  You can also go by car from Targu Neamt to Sihastria Monastery and from there on an 8 km dirt road until you …

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[2 May 2011 | No Comment | ]
The Healing Spring from Horaita Monastery

Horaita Monastery, from Neamt County was built in the first half of the XIX century and it’s a unique building because of the architectural elements influenced by the Roman and Byzantine style as well as Russian elements present in the number and configuration of the towers.
The monastery is located at the foot of Horaiciorul Mountain, near the east side of Stanisoara Mountain. The religious settlement is beautifully painted in a neo-Byzantine style, on a reddish background. The iconostasis was made in Wien and sculpted in the baroque style.
The most important …