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Optina Pustyn Friary, Kaluga Oblast

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  • Visited Optina pustyn. Reluctantly began to notice that from time to time I do not want to stay longer the less there, to pray, to reflect in silence and alone. Vanity, very many people in churches jostle. I understand many people want to worship Optinskim elders, but this thread makes the monastery some untwisted position. Alas ...
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  • Came with your girlfriends in Friday, settled in the House of the Pilgrim, all pure, warm and cheap. The main thing is to respect the rules of residence. Ate in the tea, about $14.95 For 15 years in Russia openly about 20000 Orthodox churches and closed more than 23000:)) schools so that the architecture is beautiful!
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  • Were in the Optina monastery in during the Christmas holidays. Here lived, although there are abode hotel. On the site you can refine the locations and prices. I will not describe the religious component. Everyone knows about optinskih startsev, slain martyrs, sources. I'll write that I was pleased in the domestic sense (this is quite rare for domestic destinations). There is a huge parking lot, where refilling and toilet. There is a police post next to the monastery. When entering a room right at the tour desk. You can book a tour for 10 persons and more or wait when collected 10 pers. Conducting a tour of the monks, our father, in spite of the cold 2:00 enthusiastically talked about the history of the monastery, about brothers living here with us at the skodil monastery and the sources. A big thanks to him! In the monastery there is a refectory (entrance on the clock) and tea (there is possible at any time to drink tea with cakes, fruit candy and honey and is high-grade to dine). We take dumplings and chebureks with fish pies with cabbage and potatoes, meatless borshch. Tasty and cheap (5 Pax 600 rubles for all). There are several sources where you can recruit a key water source around the monastery water therapeutic sulphuric. Banks can buy in shops on the territory of the monastery. Vobschem trip, despite the cold, was very informative and comfortable.
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