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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 …

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[17 Jan 2013 | No Comment | ]
Pilgrimage at Horaicioara Monastery

Horaicioara Monastery is located at an altitude of 900 m in a picturesque natural environment, near Horaita Monastery. From 2007, Horaicioara Hermitage became a Monastery that has these days 3 monks that attend the daily tasks.
The monastery is in the mountain, away from the world and can be reached only by foot. In this blessed place pilgrims can enjoy the peace and solitude needed.
The monastery is known for the religious icon of Saint Mary and for the spring that comes from a stone, located at 50 m from the church.
For …

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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 …