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MONASTERIES OF MOLDOVA

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.




Moldova are about 30 monasteries     Visiting Moldova monasteries and churches you can see great beauty, variety of styles in their construction. Most monasteries are in a somewhat historic victories of the Moldovan people against the attacks of Turks and Tartars. Orthodox monastery in Moldova is not only a community of monks but also a cultural and educational center.

   Currently in Moldova are about 30 monasteries, which are subordinated to the Moldovan Metropolitan Church and all Moldova. Historically, all Moldovan monasteries can be separated into three groups. The first group meets in itself the oldest and largest monasteries built in the woods: Capriana Varzaresti, and Gîrjava Harbovat. In the second group in the old monasteries and no less impressive, which were built into the rock, located on the banks of the Dniester:

   Tipova Saharna Orhei and Japca. The third group is made up of the sf built monasteries. sec. XVIII yet. sec. XIX: New Neamt Curcova, Hincu and Troita of Rudi. The origin of some is lost in the mists of history, such as Saharna Japca Tipova times. Others are based in the golden age of Moldova as Capriana Vărzăreştii.

   Most monasteries are open to be visited at any time of year. In all large monasteries are rooms for pilgrims.

Monastery Chistoleni Publication date: 2011-01-04

Monastery Chistoleni   Chistoleni Monastery is located in the south, 6 km from the village Sadaclia district Basarabeasca. Monastery of Sadaclia Chistoleni is also known as the Monastery of the nuns of St. Nicholas. From old documents we learn that the monastery was founded in 1932, the Metropolitan Gurie Grossman

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Monastery Călărăşeuca Publication date: 2011-01-04

Monastery Călărăşeuca

  The skete was founded by a monk-hermit, whoused to be subsisting alone in a cave onto the mountsummit. The first wooden church by the mount footwas constructed by the close or ХVI—to the turn toXVII centuries.

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Monastery Hîncu Publication date: 2011-01-04

Monastery Hîncu    In 1678, it built a new shrine holy place for religious hermitage, named protector of Moldavia - Reverend Paraskeva. The monastery was built by the Moldavian boyar, Serdar Mihalcea Hincu liking one of his daughters, who became monk named Paraskeva. On December 9, 1678, Mihalcea Hancu, by an act of donation, noted documentary foundation Hîncu Monastery.

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Monastery Japca Publication date: 2011-01-05

Monastery Japca    The legend reads that in the middle or XVII century,monk Iezechil together with some men or faitharrived to the rock Japca from a Moldova sketeDelen and they carved a cave onto the very summitor the rock, by the foot or which Japca Conventis located at present. The rock skete has beenpreserved either: it hosts a church.

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Monastery Nicoreni Publication date: 2011-01-05

Nicoreni    Nicoreni Monastery is a monastery, dedicated to the Holy Prophet Elijah Mare, situated at a distance of 12 km to the west of Drochia in Nicoreni village, about 180 km from Chisinau. Nicoreni Monastery was founded by Abbot Archimandrite Raphael Bodiu Nicoreni village in the summer of 1992, on the former camps for children, built in 1975 and closed in 1991.

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Monastery Vărzăreşti Publication date: 2011-01-05

Monastery Vărzăreşti    Varzaresti Monastery is located on top of the hill the border village of the same name, according to documentation, is considered the oldest monasteries of Bessarabia. The first mention of the monastery dates back to the fifteenth century, 25 April 1420, the royal charter of Alexander the Good, which gives him or Venetian nobleman.

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Monastery Chistelita Publication date: 2011-01-05

Monastery Chiştelniţa    Monastery Chiştelniţa officially was founded in 1994, the font Orhei village, about 75 km or 27 km from Chisinau Telenesti. Initially these places in 1856, he built a church dedicated to Holy Archangels Michael and Gabriel, sitting in the middle of the village cemetery. Thick walls built of stone is half a meter.

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Monastery Zloti Publication date: 2011-01-05

Monastery Zloti    Zloti Monastery is the sieve in southern Moldova, 45 km from Chisinau, la15 km from the town or Cainari. The name is taken from the monastery a neighboring village with the same name and is translated from the old glory "gold coins". The monastery stands on the old place, from which not even the foundation remained. Zloti old monastery was founded in 1941 by the monk Gregory Abbot Seraphim Dabija.

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Monastery Veverita Publication date: 2011-01-05

Monastery Veverita     Monastery "Veveriţa" is a recently formed monastic settlement, situated on the outskirts of the village with the same name, Ungheni. From the available data we find that the monastery was founded by 1922-1924, beautiful church, whose patron is unknown. During the Soviet period, in 1948, the monastery became temporarily squirrel Capriana hermitage monastery, and in 1952 it was finally closed.

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Monastery Bocancea Publication date: 2011-01-05

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.

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Monastery Sireti Publication date: 2011-01-05

Monastery Sireti    In the heart of the Bessarabia, at 16 km far from Chişinău, as an opened eye of sky in the middle of the green fields, the Monastery of Saint Jacob the Persian the Great Martyr, a contemporaneous monastic foundation that is desired not to put to shame the tradition, but to continue it creatively.

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Monastery Frumoasa Publication date: 2011-01-06

Monastery Frumoasa    The cloister has been founded in this place not in vain.Once upon a time a widower Efrem Jurcu arrived tothis marvellous place from Oliscani village with thedesire to take his monastic vows. The loss or his wiemust have shocked him deeply. As described by ajournalist Sarbu in the almanac “The Monasteries or Bessarabia” (1995), a bit later by the request or Efremthree more monastic priests arrived to the place:Seraphim, Ioaniky and Makary.

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Monastery Hirova Publication date: 2011-01-06

Hirova Monastery     Hirova Monastery is located in the village Niculaeuca, Orhei, 160 km from Chisinau and 15 km from Orhei. Please be aware that it is possible to confuse Hirova monastery in the village Orhei Hirova of Calarasi. According to sources, Hirova was founded as a monastery for nuns in 1805, the Metropolitan of Moldova, Veniamin Costache.

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Monastery Briceni Publication date: 2011-01-08

Briceni Monastery    Briceni Monastery was founded in late 1999, the city Briceni Edinet district, about 225 km from Chisinau. The monastery was in Forest Grove Sanitarium îmtemeiată Briceni place by the late Reverend Dorimedont. Sanatorium former club building was converted into the church, dedicated to the Resurrection.

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Monastery Ceadir-Lunga Publication date: 2011-01-08

Monastery Ceadir-Lunga

    The monastery is located in Long Ceadîr Oas city of the same name, UTAG, about 125 km from Chisinau. The monastery was built in 2000 at the initiative Dumitru Chioroglu rector in memory of the church "St. Demetrius", which in 1972 was blown up by Communists.

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Monastery Raciula Publication date: 2011-01-08

Monastery Raciula

   Raciula Monastery is located in the village of the same name, Calarasi district, about 45 km from Chisinau or 10 km from Calarasi. From the village you can go to monasteries Hirjauca Raciula and Hirbovat. According to the monastery was founded in the last years of the eighteenth century by the brothers John and Andrew Rosca, the estate Razesi Lupu Stratan.

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Monastery Horesti Publication date: 2011-01-09

Horeşti Monastery     Horeşti Monastery is located near the village of the same name, Ialoveni, about about 23 km from Chisinau. Official monastery began to function in its own right only at the July 29, 2007, and consecrated the same day as the presence of Metropolitan Vladimir, and many church and lay people.

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Monastery Capriana Publication date: 2011-01-09

Monastery Capriana   The encyclopaedia “Literature and Art or Moldova”(edition or the year 1985) provides a reerencethat Capriana Monastery was founded during thereign or Alexandru cel Bun (1399-1432), and gotreconstructed by Stefan cel Mare prior to the year 1470 that is usually consideredits foundation. In the monastery they tell that thecloister was supervised by Alexandru cel Bun and Stefan cel Mare

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Monastery Negrea Publication date: 2011-01-09

Monastery Negrea    Negrea Monastery, is a new monastery being built today in the village of the same name, district Hinckley, about 70 km from Chşinău. The monastery is built on the former village church black, was built in 1878. Christians confess that the church in the village to commit divine service until the summer of 1969, as Philip Zagnat last priest. I

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Monastery Cosauti Publication date: 2011-01-09

Cosauti monastery    Cosauti monastery is situated about 5 km from the village Cosauti Soroca. The monastery was founded in 1994 by the village priest Cosauti Jerome Palli. It builds a church, where a project donated by IPS Daniel, Metropolitan of Moldova and Bucovina, dedicated "Assumption.

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Monastery Tiganesti Publication date: 2011-01-09

Tiganesti Monastery

   Tiganesti Monastery is located in the forest of Moldova, near Gipsy village, district Straseni Ikel River, about 40 km from Chşinău. The monasterys history begins in 1725, was founded by the nobleman and Lupu Geuca Cobîlca free peasants from the village, who built a wooden church, dedicated to the Assumption, to hide the Tatar invasions Christians.

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Monastery Hirjauca Publication date: 2011-01-10

Hirjauca monastery

    Hirjauca monastery. The skete in the place appeared approximately in theyear 1740 and it got the name or “Ascensio Christi”or Harjauca. To the turn to XIX century the youngmonastery survived its hard times. It was forayedand plundered by the Turks and the Tatars.

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Monastery Saharna Publication date: 2011-01-11

Monastery Saharna    Saharna Monastery is located in the village Saharna Rezina 8 km, or 120 km from Chisinau. Nature Reserve and the monastic complex is spread over an area of 670 hectares and is taken under state protection. Saharna monastery, the whole ensemble, is one of the oldest monasteries of the Orthodox Church in Moldova content.

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Monastery Noul Neamt Publication date: 2011-01-11

New Neamt Monastery    New Neamt Monastery is located in the village Chitcani, Slobozia district, located on the right side of the Danube, not far from town. Bender. New Neamt Monastery, now the largest religious architectural complex of the Republic of Moldova. History of the Lavra Monastery Neamţ is linked by the river Prut.

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Monastery Rudi Publication date: 2011-01-11

Rudi Monastery    Rudi Monastery (or Rughi) Rudi is located in the village, district Donduşeni on the Nistru river at a distance of 15 km from town Otaci. It is a nunnery. In 1777, the estate Andronachi brothers Theodore and relatives, with financial support from Knoll Donciul merchant, built a stone church dedicated to Holy Trinity, in Moldavian style. Owner Michael Bogus, grabbed Rudi family estate, and more ruined monastery, taking the life force, orchard, apiary, pastures.

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Monastery Curchi Publication date: 2011-01-11

Monastery Curchi     The monastery was established in the years 1773 - 1775 by Boyar Iordache Curchi from Marazini settlementonto the lands that once belonged to his grandfather.At first, the principle temple or the cloister was awooden church. Yet, to the turn to XIX century amarvelous temple was erected that remained for longspan the highest temple in Moldova.

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Monastery Ciuflea Publication date: 2011-01-11

Monastery Ciuflea    The Ciufea Convent Punctions since the year 2002 torank among the youngest spiritual centres in Moldova,although people have been worshiping the All-Mightyin this place for more than 150 years. Brothers Feodorand Anastasios Ciufea made once their mind to erecta white stone church with 9 domes. Feodor Ciufeapassed away aging 58 years before construction on the church was completed.

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