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[15 Apr 2015 | No Comment | ]
Annunciation at Horaiţa Monastery

Near the monastery Horaiţa, a few hundred meters, on the uphill road is Horaicioara Hermitage or Horaicioara Veche, that exists there since 1466, as recorded document mention in the porch of the church. Beause the hermitage had no church, at the behest of Prince Stephen the Great in 1480, is built, the first church (wooden) dedicated to the Annunciation. After more than 400 years, at the Hermitage, a stone church was built (1868), in which is found the miraculous icon of Our Lady, one of the wonders being the emergence of a …

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[15 Apr 2015 | No Comment | ]
Monastic Museum of Agapia Monastery

How many gold and silver jewels of inestimable value were stolen by the Ottoman besiegers and other predators from our churches and monasteries throughout hundreds of years, we cannot know, since they were melted and turned into “rascal” silver and gold. Nuns and monks of those places have worked with accuracy others and more beautiful, hardworking and skillful with their hands, and today we can admire them in the monastery museums.
Treasure from the Agapia Monastery highlights artistic activities cultivated here over the centuries, such as: embroidery, plasty metal, the art …

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[15 Apr 2015 | No Comment | ]
Monastic Museum of Văratec Monastery

   In Văratec Monastery Museum, founded in 1960, are preserved a large number of authentic charters, such as acts of donation and strengthening, religious books, manuscripts and old books used in the monastery, as well as books of religious literature. Many precious jewels, embroidery, silver objects illustrating life held inside the monastery, are highlighted in the collection of objects of historical and artistic significance that we can admire in the halls of the museum. Thus, in the halls of the museum are stored objects of worship in gilded silver, or gold, wonderful old …

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[4 Mar 2015 | No Comment | ]
Tazlău Monastery

The first document attesting the existence of the monastic settlement is from 1458, when Stephen the Great strengthens the boundaries of the monastery, then through another document, in 1481, the prince gives it two villages from The Field of Dragos. Massive construction of stone is one of the monumental foundations of Stephen the Great. The monastery church is surrounded by defensive walls similar to those in Suceviţa and Moldovita. The ruler Petru Rares added the Bellfry Tower, which has a height of 14 meters, and three bells, of which the largest weighs …

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[4 Mar 2015 | No Comment | ]
Razboieni Monastery

   In commune Războieni, at 26 km from Piatra Neamt and 35 km from Targu Neamt (Piatra Neamt 208 DJ –Tupilaţi – Hanu Ancuţei) is the monastery of nuns dedicated to The Synod of Archangels Michael and Gabriel, built in 1496 at the command of Stephen the Great, 20 years after the battle of White Valley. The monastery is built of stone with thick walls and is unique in the series of the foundations of the ruler, having the role of a mausoleum, sheltering under the slabs of the church the …

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[4 Mar 2015 | No Comment | ]
Pângăraţi Monastery

Pângăraţi Monastery is situated in Neamt County, in a dream place, surrounded by forests adorned by conifers and deciduous trees, on the left bank of the creek Pângăraţi at about 13 km from Piatra Neamt, following DN15 (Piatra Neamt-Bicaz) to right, the road is paved and passes in front of Hydroelectric plant Stejaru.
The name of the monastery comes from the name of a hermit who lived in the years of the fifteenth century right near the creek which he named, by the name of Pangratie. Hearing the true-believer ruler Stephen the …