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[26 Mar 2013 | No Comment | ]
Traditional architecture on wood churches from Neamt County

The church is the oldest and most beautiful community building from the Romanian traditional village. Around it, the main buildings were also built. These constructions are dated in history from the XIV century and represent old religious remains.
Many of these wooden churches still exist in Neamt County and represent our cultural and historic legacy. Along with their architectural value we also inherit a wealth of decoration motives made with traditional wood sculpting techniques, decorations that are placed both on the inside as well on the outside of the churches. The …

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[15 Mar 2012 | No Comment | ]
The Wooden church from the cemetery of Sihastria Monastery

At Sihastria Monastery, near the cemetery there is a wooden church of great artistic and architectural value that impresses through the original way in which the craftsmen created the ornaments. The church of the cemetery was built at the initiative of Abbot Victorin Oanele.
In the beginning of the year 1988 the abbot of Sihastria Monastery decided to move a church from Hlapesti village, Neamt County to Sihastria. The church dated from the XVIII century and being made out of wood was in poor conditions. That is why, in the end, …

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[15 Mar 2012 | No Comment | ]
The Wood Church from Galu village, Poiana Teiului commune

The wood church from Galu is located inside the cemetery of the village and has as its holly patron St Gheorghe. From an inscription above the entrance door we find that the church was built in 1918 but the Holy Gospel was a gift to the church in November 8, 1780. So there is more than one hypothesis on the date when the church was built.
From an architectural point the church was built in the shape of a cross with an open veranda and four wooden columns that guard the …

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[17 May 2011 | No Comment | ]
“St Joan the Baptizer” Church from Piatra Neamt

The building of “St Joan the Baptizer” Church from Piatra Neamt started in 1866 when the priest Lazarescu wanted to build a new church in Maratei neighborhood. Many people made substantial donations and as a result the church was built of stone in a Byzantine style with an ossuary at the basement.
From an architectural stand point the church has a club shape and it has all the compartments of an Orthodox church: porch, narthex, nave and altar. The church has 9 windows on its walls and 12 windows on its …

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[5 Apr 2011 | No Comment | ]
St Teodora from Sihla Cathedral, Neamt County

The Cathedral “St Teodora from Sihla” is located in the inner court of Sihastria Monastery and it’s dedicated to St Teodora that lived in Sihla Mountains and was canonized as a saint in 1992. The monks from Sihastria built this church with the intention to bring here the holy relics of St Teodora that are now in Kiev.
The construction began in 1995 with the help of Orthodox believers and pilgrims and ended in 2005. The painting of the cathedral is made in a fresco style and was realized by monks …

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[30 Nov 2010 | No Comment | ]
“Nasterea Sf Ioan Botezatorul” Church from Varatec Monastery

“Nasterea Sf Ioan Botezatorul” Church from Varatec Monastery was built in 1817 and its first destination was as church of the cemetery where they performed the religious services for the dead. In time the village of nuns grew and the cemetery became too small: so they moved it and the church became a place where the nuns performed the usual daily religious service. The church is located on a small hill at about 150 m from the monastery. Initially the church was made out of wood but in 1844 the …