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[12 Jun 2015 | No Comment | ]
Monastic Village Văratec

Monastic village in Văratec is one of the largest villages of its kind in the country and that, not only for the age of the homes and hermitages, is part of our national patrimony. The village consists of 180 houses with flowers in courtyard and porches, breathing purity. Houses were grouped around churches as they were raised (the Church of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist, 1817, the Church of the Transfiguration, 1847, the Church of the Assumption, 1882). In the village, says Reverend Mother Stavrofora Iosefina Giosanu are about 400 nuns who live …

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[12 Jun 2015 | No Comment | ]
Petru Voda Monastery

Located in a beautiful glade in the mountains Stânişoarei, Petru Voda Monastery is one of the important centers of pilgrimage in the post-revolutionary Romania. It was founded in 1991, first as a hermitage by Father Iustin Pârvu, confessor and the first abbot of the famous monastic settlement, together with two monks disciples who accompanied him.
The church was built on a concrete foundation, and in 1992 were able to officiate religious services. Fame of the founder father went to the four horizons, thus that quickly, the congregation gathered around him. In 1993 the buildings …

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[12 Jun 2015 | No Comment | ]
Almaş Monastery

In Gârcina Commune, Neamt County, on main DN15C highway (Piatra Neamt – Targu Neamt) is made at a given moment a road to the left (DN146). Going this way we will find out, in a clearing from the foot of the forest, Almas Monastery. It has an ancient history that begins from 1659 when a family of shepherds from Hateg named Almas, loving of God Orthodox Christian, runaway from Transylvania out of the way of Hungarian oppression, founded with the help of yeoman from these places, a hermitage dedicated to Saint …

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[12 Jun 2015 | No Comment | ]
Văratec Monastery

   It is recognized as the largest convent in Romania. We know that at Monastery Văratec are living over 400 nuns. The monastery was not based, as you might think, by princes, or by great counselors of the country, but through painstaking of the true believers, of the Mother Olympiada initiative. Although it was founded in 1785, only after more than 50 years (in 1839), it is known as an independent monastery. Stone walls that close the precinct where is the Church of the Assumption (1812) are constructed since 1808, ending up at 1850, …

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[30 Apr 2015 | No Comment | ]
Tonitza`s paintings from the Monastery Durău

                          Nicholae Tonitza, whom about Tudor Arghezi wrote “Tonitza is a word complex concentrated active; big in all components … . His suave brush say, think and sing … ” was born in Barlad on 13th of April, 1886. He studied painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Iasi, followed in Berlin the Bavarian Royal Academy of Fine Arts, then in Paris. Few know that Tonitza, best selling Romanian painter for 10 years (almost one million), was a painter of churches. In our …

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[15 Apr 2015 | No Comment | ]
Agapia Monastery

Located between the mountains that carrying ancient forests and emphasizes the beauty of a place cherished with christian love, Agapia Monastery, one of the most famous in Moldova, is first mentioned in 1437. But because the land was subject to landslides, by the 1600s, the monks built another monastery, below, of granite stone, consecrated in 1647. The church is dedicated to the old church built by Petru Rares, Holy Archangels Michael and Gabriel. Since 1803, the monastery receives community of nuns. Over time, the monastery, which “seems to sneak and hide in …