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The story of the sacred icons from Neamţ Monastery and Bistriţa Monastery

25 April 2018 No Comment


The story of the sacred icons from Neamţ Monastery and Bistriţa Monastery




Testimonies of faith, several icons in the Neamt County have proven to have miraculous properties and have worked wonders for many Christians in need and suffering. When confronted with serious problems, people often resort to divine help. Worshiping the holy icons from Neamţ and Bistriţa monasteries, their hot prayers have been answered.

Located just 16 km away from the town of Târgu Neamţ, Neamţ Monastery, which is a symbol of the Orthodox spirituality and Romanian culture, houses the oldest and most valuable icon in Romania that depicts the Virgin and Child. The icon, named Lidianca, has St. George painted on its back and was completed in year 665 AD, in Lida, being a reproduction of another  icon which miraculously appeared on a wooden pillar in the year 35 AD. Throughout time, the icon has worked wonders for many believers. Hundreds of sick, hopeless people have healed or have found relief after they had prayed at the icon heartfelt, fervently asking the help of the Holy Mother. Nowadays, pilgrims and believers still remain speechless in front of the holy icon which weeps in the midst of great disturbances or misfortunes that come upon mankind.

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At Bistrita Monastery the icon depicting St. Anna with Virgin Mary in her arms is acknowledged by the faithful ones for her gift to miraculously solve even the most difficult problems. The monks testify that over the years the icon of St. Anna has healed many children and helped hundreds of families on the verge of separation to reconcile and live in harmony further on.

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Many such testimonies can be also found in other holy places in Neamţ such as Giurgeni, Bisericani, Durău, Almaş and Horaiţa monasteries, the church from Trifeşti and others. All one needs to do is visit these holy places with an open heart and pray with unwavering faith for the miracles one needs in his or her life.

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