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[16 Oct 2010 | No Comment | ]
The Chapel of St Mary from Secu Monastery

The religious settlement from Secu is organized in few buildings and each and everyone has a great historic and religious value. Secu Monastery was built just like a medieval fortress with thick stone walls. The church is located in the middle and on two corners there are two chapels: St Nicolae and St Mary open for pilgrims to visit it.
St. Mary Chapel called “Paraclisul Adormirii Maicii Domnului” was built in 1640 by the monk Ghedeon. Over time this chapel suffered many modifications. The stone from the entrance in the chapel …

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[14 Oct 2010 | No Comment | ]
The Cemetery’s Church from Secu Monastery

Secu Monastery is an old religious settlement from Neamt County that has almost 500 years. In its early years, the monastery was located on the property of Neamt Fortress, on the valley of Secu Creek. Here, in this place, in 1530 the ruler Petru Musat built the church of Zosima Hermitage. The church that was destroyed in the fire from 1821 was located on the place where today we can visit the cemetery’s church from Secu Monastery.
The present day church was built in 1832 and it’s known as the Church …

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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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[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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[24 Sep 2009 | No Comment | ]
Secu Monastery – Neamt County

Secu Monastery is located 22 km from Targu Neamt. The religious complex is near Secu brook on the foot of Vasan mountain . This monastery looks like a medieval city with thick walls of stone and defense towers.
Year of the construction: 1602 by Nestor Ureche – the father of Grigore Ureche
Address: village Vanatori, Neamt County, postal code 617500
Tel: +(40) 233 25 18 62
The Patron of Secu Monastery: “Taierea capului Sfantului Ioan Botezatorul – The heading of John the Baptist” (29 August)
Web: http://secu.mmb.ro/
Short history of Secu Monastery

Secu Monastery …