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Optina Pustyn Friary, Kaluga Oblast
(4.7/5 based on 95+ reviews on the web)
Optina Pustyn Friary is located in Kaluga Oblast. Put Optina Pustyn Friary on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Kozelsk vacation planner.
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  • Been here 5 years ago, and in July this year, visited again I can't describe in words what happens with a man So pious Optina Hermitage
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  • It is a center of spirituality in modern Russia. There are many monks and nuns, including Shima monk in the hospital. Note because the atmosphere is different and has commercialized Troitse-Sergiev Posad.
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  • Arriving in this place by accident, travel, I realized that I'll stay here overnight. Hit in another dimension. In air suffused with grace. Evening worship struck splendor. It is the Saviour, the Transfiguration of Christ. Went to confess and me surprised me that I listened to me talk. And not only with me. There's no priests there psychologists. And yet I was sorry that such men are not in the world.
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