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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 …

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[23 Jun 2010 | No Comment | ]
Pilgrimages in Neamt County: from Sihastria Monastery to Sihla

Neamt County has the highest number of monasteries in the country and that’s one of the reasons for having so many possibilities for pilgrimages. The monasteries from Neamt County are also some of the oldest in Romania and they are located in places of rare natural beauty. The priests that lived here are famous in all Romania. For all these reasons pilgrims will have a special personal and spiritual experience when walking from one monastery to another.
These hikes between monasteries, that we also call pilgrimages, represent much more than just …

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[11 Jun 2010 | No Comment | ]
The collection of religious objects from Secu Monastery

Secu Monastery was built in the beginning of the XVII century and represents an important religious center from Neamt County that hosts a valuable collection of religious objects such as: manuscripts, religious clothing, printings and so on.
The collection of religious objects from Secu Monastery was also appreciated by historian Nicolae Iorga that describes it like “the great wonder of Secu”. Here are some of the valuable objects displayed in the monastery’s museum:
“The Air” (“The holy Epitaph”) that was a gift received by the monastery in 1608. On the red velvet …

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[15 May 2010 | No Comment | ]
Touristic route from Agapia Monastery to Agapia Veche Hermitage

The history of Agapia Monastery and its surroundings is very old and tightly connected to Agapia Veche Hermitage located on a hill, near the monastery. Agapia Veche Hermitage is approximately 2 km from Agapia Monastery in a plane behind the green trees of the forest. You can reach this place by car, on a dirt road or on foot by following a marked trail that goes through the forest. The road to Agapia Veche starts in the parking from Agapia Monastery. Where you see the touristic sign that shows Sihla …

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[6 May 2010 | No Comment | ]
The Art and Religious Collection from Varatec Monastery, Neamt County

In 1960 at Varatec Monastery, in the buildings from the left side of the architectural complex, was organized a museum with religious objects. What makes this collection different from the ones from Agapia Monastery and Neamt Monastery is that here you’ll see objects not only from Varatec Monastery but also from other monasteries as well: sculptures, embroideries, old fabrics, icons, crosses, clothes and ornaments.
The Religious Collection from Varatec Monastery hosts some of the oldest wood painted icons, from XV century that pictures St Nicolae or Archangels Mihail and Gavril brought …

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[28 Apr 2010 | No Comment | ]
The Religious Collection from Agapia Monastery, Neamt County

The religious museum from Agapia Monastery was built in 1927 and is the first religious museum that gathers not only religious objects but also weaves, wooden sculptures and ornaments from different areas of Romania. The exhibition is organized in 4 big rooms and 2 halls and the objects are thematically organized.
In the first room you’ll see old icons from XVI and XVIII centuries, a collection of old crosses, manuscripts, old printings, a panaghiar (panaghiar is a vessel made out of silver or gold that holds an icon of St Mary), …