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Saint Euphrosyne Monastery, Polotsk

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See a replica of the famous cross of St. Euphrosyne--a national symbol lost during World War II. The six-armed golden cross, decorated with enamel and precious stones, served as an ark for the storage of Christian relics. The monastery bears the name of its patron--the daughter of a prince of Polotsk and one of the 15 patron saints of Belarus. Learn about the life of this 12th-century nun who built churches, transcribed books, promoted literacy, and sponsored art. The remains of St. Euphrosyne were transferred from Kiev to this monastery, which she founded in 1910. The monastery also features a late-19th-century neo-Byzantine cathedral. Make Saint Euphrosyne Monastery part of your personalized Vitebsk Region itinerary using our Vitebsk Region vacation trip planner.
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  • The calming atmosphere of the monastery in honour of the Holy Heavenly patroness of Belarus Seraphim of Polotsk-the first thing that draws your attention, getting behind the gate of the monastery. Beautiful, well-groomed territory, magnificent temples, murals of the 12th century, the nuns with love related not only to the monastery, but also to the people visiting it-all this is a very pleasant and spiritual picture.
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  • Polock is the one of the oldest city in the Belarus. If you are going to visit this place, don’t doubt. I’m from Minsk. I visited Polock 5 years ago with my family and I am going to visit agane. Every...  more »
  • An amazing place ... Legendary ... Woman recommends monastery tour, very warm and quite detailed about the monastery. The Holy places are hard to write, but there good! Very supportive sister, tolerant of all: believers, doubters, unbeliever, explained to. Such tolerance was not always observed. Lovely area, wonderful roses, even in the late autumn. Personally, I would like to go there yet!
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