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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 …

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[5 Apr 2011 | No Comment | ]
Pilgrim to hermitages that belong to Sihastria Monastery

In Neamt County pilgrims and tourists will visit some of the most well known monasteries from Moldova region and Romania. One of these monasteries is Sihastria Monastery, an important religious settlement from the medieval era.
Sihastria Monastery is located in a place that impresses the pilgrim by the natural beauty of nature and the surrounding forest. This is also the place where some of the most well known monks lived and prayed: Father Ilie Cleopa, Father Paisie Olaru, Father Irineu Protcenco and Father Ioanichie Balan.
The monastery administrates four hermitages in Neamt …

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[14 Mar 2011 | No Comment | ]
Pilgrim to monasteries from Neamt County

The Orthodox celebration of Easter attracts every year more and more pilgrims that come to monasteries from Neamt County to prepare for the celebration that marks the Resurrection of Jesus. The Easter Lent is the longest and it lasts for 40 days.
The monasteries from Neamt County are visited in this period especially by those that wish to acquire a calm state of mind in the peaceful oasis offered by these religious settlements. Many monasteries from Neamt County have their own accommodation facilities where pilgrims can pray and live like the …

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[24 Aug 2010 | No Comment | ]
The Cell of Father Cleopa Ilie from Sihastria Monastery

You can visit the cell of Father Cleopa Ilie at Sihastria Monastery from Neamt County. Father Cleopa was one of the greatest monks that lived in modern times in Romania. His words of wisdom were listen by thousands of pilgrims that came to Sihastria Monastery. Since Father Cleopa left this world, the small cell where he lived became a place of pilgrimage.
The road to the cell begins right at the entrance in the monastery. You go near the old church from Sihastria Monastery and follow a sign that points pilgrims …

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[12 Jul 2010 | No Comment | ]
Pilgrimages in Neamt County: from Sihla Hermitage to Daniil Sihastrul Hermitage

Sihla Hermitage is situated at about 6 km from Sihastria Monastery, in a plane from the south-east of Stanisoara Mountains, also known by the locals as Sihla Mountains. Because of how beautiful and isolated this place is, it was preferred over time by monks. Our journey starts at Sihla Hermitage, on a panoramic point over the old church and continues to Daniil Sihastrul Hermitage situated in a valley locally called “Rapa lui Coroi”.
Sihla Hermitage was built in 1725 as a tribute to St Teodora that lived for almost 40 years …