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Monastery Veveriţa

Monastery Veveriţa

Monastery "Veveriţa" is a recently formed monastic settlement, situated on the outskirts of the village with the same name

Bocancea Monastery

Bocancea Monastery

Bocancea Monastery is located in the village of the same name, Singerei district, 105 km from Chisinau, 40 km from Balti.

Monastery Bocancea


   Bocancea Monastery is located in the village of the same name, Singerei district, 105 km from Chisinau, 40 km from Balti. The name of the monastery comes from the name of the estate owner Leon Moldovan boots. The history of this monastic settlement is directly related to the operation Hirjauca monastery.

  The Moldovan National Archives maintains a related historical note Hirjauca monastery and boots. From here we learn that in 1865 and 1868 the forest area around the monastery Hirjauca were sold, with the permission of the Holy Synod, 400 tithes government. Thus the money obtained under the abbess Archbishop of Chisinau, Anthony, 1032 were purchased from the composition of tithes of land uninhabitable Ciuciueni estate, Iasi County, the owner of Leon boots, in order to move to live here to Hirjauca villagers who were too close to the monastery. But the villagers refused to move and Archbishop Anthony was forced to rely on this land a religious household, which was long Antonovca said. Already in 1869, on these places, on public Hirjauca monastery, began building stone church. Three years later, in 1872, construction was already completed and on 29 June 1872 the new church is consecrated by His Grace, Paul, Bishop of Chisinau and Hotin, on behalf of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul.

  About the fate of the monastery, Archimandrite Melchizedek Dimitriu tells us: "Being away from the monastery Hirjauca and after expropriation in 1917 and is still taking his land, he remained almost deserted hermitage and leave. Therefore, in 1920 Bessarabia monasteries exarch Archimandrite Visarion Puiu, Chisinau Archdiocese required to be separated from the hermitage Hirjauca and given into the care of their abbot, who can even worry about what was left of the fireplace, giving it the name Boots, named after the former owner of the Moldovan of the estate. "

  During communism, and many other holy places, Boots was devastated, and the last abbot of the monastery, Abbot Esanu was forced to withdraw across the Prut. Church that was more then converted grain warehouse, then drier tobacco. Priory was once in use, the tractor brigade, and in cells near the church was installed kindergarten for village children.
In 1991 the hermitage Bocancea reinstatement occurs, the monk Bartholomew, Victor Sirbu as the layman.

  Dwelling construction is common. It has a rectangular shape without side apses. The church has a small nave, separated from the nave by two square-shaped pillars. Clopotniţei.Absida tower rises above the narthex is semicircular altar, and proscomdiarul diaconicul stands outside the two-room annex. Interior painting is equally simple. In the western part of the church is a body attached homes that include: the refectory, kitchen and a few cells.

  Between the years 1994-1997 are held under the patronage of the monastery repairs Hîncu. In 1998, independent dwelling restored and turned into a monastery for monks. Construction and repair works take place today without somehow affecting their jobs.


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