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[11 Jan 2011 | No Comment | ]
Visit Neamt monasteries during winter

A trip to the beautiful monasteries of Neamt County is always a great experience, especially during winter, when everything seems to be a fairytale scene. This is the same winter that is described by poets in their lyrics only better because now you can see it for real.
The Orthodox monasteries from Neamt County are located in places of rare beauty and represent a legacy that transcends time. Monks and nuns that live here like in the old days will welcome you and teach you about spirit and the power of …

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[8 Oct 2010 | No Comment | ]
“Sfanta Cruce” Monastery – Neamt County

“Sfanta Cruce” Monastery from Brusturi village, Neamt County it’s also known as The Monastery of Heroes because it’s been built in the memory of thousands of soldiers that died in the nearby forests. To reach the monastery you’ll have to go by car towards Neamt Monastery and after Vanatori village you’ll make a right towards Nemtisor village. The monastery is located at about 10 km inside the forest, in a place where in one night 14,000 Romanian, Russian and German soldiers died in a terrible ambush. In the court of …

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[16 Sep 2010 | No Comment | ]
“Inaltarea Sfintei Cruci” Hermitage or “Poiana lui Ioan”

You can reach “Inaltarea Sfintei Cruci” Hermitage (“Inaltarea Sfintei Cruci” can be translated as “The Rising of the Holy Cross”) by car or by foot. The hermitage is also known as “Poiana lui Ioan” Hermitage (“Poiana lui Ioan” can be translated as Ioan’s Plane) and it’s located at 26 km of Targu Neamt and 3 km from Sihastria Monastery which is also the religious administrator of this hermitage. The road from Sihastria Monastery to “Inaltarea Sfintei Cruci” Hermitage is called The Road of the Cross and it’s marked with crucifixes …

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[11 Aug 2010 | No Comment | ]
Nicolae Grigorescu’s paintings from Agapia Monastery

Agapia Monastery is embellished for eternity by the saints painted by Nicolae Grigorescu between 1858 and 1861. He was hired to do this job by Tavefta Ursache, the abbot of Agapia Monastery. She saw an icon of St Mary painted by Nicolae Grigorescu, that we can see today in the museum of the monastery and she was convinced by his talent.
Although he was just 20 years old when he started to paint the interior of Agapia’s church, Nicolae Grigorescu manages to create an immortal piece of art, which successfully combines …

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[2 Aug 2010 | 2 Comments | ]
The Cypriot Icon from Secu Monastery

The most important icon from Secu Monastery is the Icon of St Mary, Mother of Jesus from the main church of the monastery. This icon was a gift from ruler Vasile Lupu in 1647 as a sign of respect to Mitropolitul Varlaam (Mitropolit is a high religious position). The icon suffered many modifications and restorations over time and can be found in the main church from Secu Monastery.
The icon was brought from Cyprus Island and is known as the Cypriot Icon. Between 1647 and 1718 the icon could be found …

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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 …