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[10 Nov 2010 | 2 Comments | ]
Icoana Noua Hermitage from Neamt County

“Icoana Noua” Hermitage it’s under the administration of Neamt Monastery, which is the oldest monastery from Neamt County and it’s located in the place called “Valea Icoanei” (The Icon’s Valley). The origins of this hermitage are from 1941 at the initiative of father Vasian Iosub (the abbot of the hermitage from 1946).
The first sanctification service was performed on May 6 1951 for a chapel that also has in it few cells. The chapel’s patrons are “Schimbarea la Fata” (The Transfiguration) and “Nasterea Maicii Domnului” (The Birth of St. Mary).
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[26 Oct 2010 | One Comment | ]
Neamt Monastery: History, Images and Hermitages

According to historians, Neamt Monastery was built in XIV century and is the oldest Orthodox monastery from Moldova. The monastery is located in Vanatori village, from Neamt County, near Targu Neamt on the valley of Nemtisor Creek. The monastery is also known as “The Jerusalem of the Romanian Orthodoxy”.
Neamt Monastery has a incredible collection of religious objects, paintings, manuscripts and old typography pieces that have a great historic, religious, cultural and artistic value. Also, here there is the oldest religious library with over 18,000 books.
Neamt Monastery location and its Hermitages
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[4 Oct 2010 | No Comment | ]
The Lidian Icon – the priceless icon from Neamţ Monastery

Neamţ Monastery represents an old religious settlement from Neamţ County where the beauty of nature blends with the inner cultural light of the monks and the pilgrims that come here in search of some quite moments. The monastery is seen as a true stronghold of Romanian Orthodoxy that hosts a rich collection of religious objects with a great cultural, historical and religious value.
One of the most important objects from Neamţ Monastery that also has a special religious value can be seen in “The Rising of the Lord” Church from the …

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[27 Sep 2010 | No Comment | ]
Agheazmatar Building from Neamt Monastery

Agheazmatar represents the place where priests make Holy Water. This building is located at Neamt Monastery outside the walls, in front of the bell tower. It’s worth talking about this building because of the interesting architectural shape and impressive proportions. This building was created between 1836 and 1847 and it’s called Agheazmatar.
The building has a height of 30 meters and a unique shape of the roof in the form of an Orthodox religious head-cover (we call it “mitra”). At the interior, in the middle of the construction, there is a …

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[20 Aug 2010 | No Comment | ]
Carbuna Hermitage – Neamt County

Carbuna hermitage is located in Neamt County, close by “Dragos Voda” Bison and Carpathian Fauna Reserve and you can reach there by foot walking from the reserve. The hermitage is located in Vanatori-Neamt village, approximately 3 km away from Neamt Monastery.
The land on which the hermitage was build is the property of Neamt Monastery and in the past this was the place from where they used to defend and organize the life in Neamt Fortress. Also, here was a place where people once processed wood coal with the purpose of …

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[16 Aug 2010 | No Comment | ]
Neamt Monastery museum

Neamt Monastery, the oldest monastery from Neamt County, hosts a very important religious collection both for the religious culture and art as well for the national culture.
The museum displays cult objects made out of precious metal, embroideries, fabrics, wood sculptures all made by the monks from the monastery or that were received as gifts over time from different rules. All these objects contain important historical information about our past and our traditions.
Because of its wealth, Neamt Monastery was a target of many attacks. Despite the odds, the monastery survived and …