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Optina.

Somehow it happened that the word «monastery» come to mind the mighty walls and towers, the ancient gold-domed cathedrals. Many of them in the past 70 years, miraculously survived. And today we can see almost all of the former glory and Trinity-Sergius Lavra, and St. Cyril-Belozersky Monastery and many other monastic houses. But this is only the largest centers of church life. It is necessary to look at any large-scale map, how to meet in the name of human settlements is another word — «deserts» means in the old days secluded monastery, often with a simple wooden fence, a

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In Zhirovichi monastery currently lives 700

To Zhirovitsy got half of the ninth, because prayer captured only for half an hour. Particularly impressed with the choir — such songs you can listen to at least a day.Brother Nicholas invited to the refectory. Drilling dining tables only shifted as if for a celebration. Now another post: breakfast — potato porridge (no seasoned with tomatoes), gulls with jam.The bread is very attracted. Bake it in a monastery and never put any artificial additives.And at the moment we are building a monastery. HVIII age, wall thickness — 1.5 meters. However, after the restoration of all manufactured under renovation. Audience

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Polotsk sanctification River Euphrosyne

The cathedral was held vigil, which celebrated Metropolitan Filaret, Patriarchal Exarch of All Belarus. At 11 o’clock the procession started from the Hagia Sophia to Saint Euphrosyne monastery, where the relics of St. Euphrosyne of Polotsk. In the monastery were not all believers: only the head of the column passed the procession. Others stopped at the gate. On the way to the monastery on both sides of the street stood the parapet, nobody released. Appeared light jostling. Now Polotsk, also will be the president of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko. During celebrations it will be awarded the highest achievement of the Russian

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Citizens of Belarus addressed to the Father of Rome

The letter states that "in Minsk today is home to about 2-million inhabitants, and operates only four churches." With over 2 years people every day praying in front of the church, which will soon be destroyed. "Says one of the signatories of the letter, the painter Alexei Marochkin:"I believe it is a moral necessity. Since there is a threat of liquidation of our historical heritage and Bernardine these walls, viz. We know what is happening in Grodno and other towns. Because we beat the bells and express their dismay and concern."Participants worship street near St. Joseph’s church do not know

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Citizens of Belarus addressed to the Father of Rome

The letter states that "in Minsk today is home to about 2-million inhabitants, and operates only four churches." With over 2 years people every day praying in front of the church, which will soon be destroyed. "Says one of the signatories of the letter, the painter Alexei Marochkin:"I believe it is a moral necessity. Since there is a threat of liquidation of our historical heritage and Bernardine these walls, viz. We know what is happening in Grodno and other towns. Because we beat the bells and express their dismay and concern."Participants worship street near St. Joseph’s church do not know

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S.Horevskogo 34 floors put a shadow on the entire Upper Town

Administrative, business and public center "Minsk-City" is to appear on the 350 acres of terrain. The approximate price of the project — about 1 billion dollars. Sunday reports from municipal channels followed that in the center of Minsk, near the museum majestically Russian war may seem over 30-storey hotel, and under October Square — multilevel parking. What are the consequences for Minsk can have these projects? Views on art historian, architectural historian Sergei Hareuski, Minsk, as though what a big city, required such a huge structure. But must built out of need and not on the orders of the country,

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Youth activists held a rally near the Bernardine monastery

They lit candles in a symbol of solidarity with the faithful Catholics who pray every day, that they returned the building where is currently the archive, and soon plan to make the casino here.The action lasted for a couple of minutes. Youth activists lighted candle left near the monastery. Soon there were commandos. Youth stepped aside Cathedral. The commandos were for activists, but did not detain anyone.Policemen in civilian arrived at the scene of the action and uttered Radio Liberty, that extinguishes candles will not. Revisions responded positively passers-by who gathered at the monastery and photographed share for mobile phones.

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Polish monks are trading courgettes yes brandy

In the conditions of market economy, every business, a commercial organization must provide for themselves on their own advice. But who could imagine that this will involve the organization even with that history and tradition, as the Order benedyktyntsav who decided to engage in commercial activities, to solve their own real difficulties — to earn money for the maintenance of monasteries. Monks started earning, doing what made them brothers in faith for centuries — the creation of the ordinary, but savory and that our time is very critical, environmentally unblemished products: cheese, fish, fruit liqueurs, jams, smoked sausages. "As though

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Old Monastery

In the middle of the field, the island shines with golden domes of the old monastery — Nativity of St. Lukianova men's deserts.

The old monastery generously reveals her beauty.

The ancient walls of Nativity of Holy Lukianovoy male desert — the very embodiment of Russian antiques, old monastery.

  

 

The old monastery, Nativity of St. Lukianova male deserts, founded in the 17th century by St. Lucian.

Leisurely stroll through the old

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My baptism of ice in the convent Boldin (Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Germany)

If it were not shovel Father Igor, the cruciform hole at minus twenty frozen if at the moment

We are on the way to the Russian ice rite of baptism in the monastery Boldin. Place, located in the fairy forest on the banks of the lake, not so easy to find. Navigator showing on the south three hundred kilometers to the west of Moscow, leads us to the village street to the factory to the railroad tracks, toast covered with a layer of snow. We noticed them only when our car got stuck with broken rails on dnitse

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