Konevsky Monastery, Konevets Island

Konevsky Monastery is a Russian Orthodox monastery that occupies the Konevets Island in the western part of the Lake Ladoga, Leningrad Oblast, Russian Federation. It is often regarded as the twin monastery with the Valaam Monastery, also located on an island group in the same lake.Medieval originsKonevets Island (Konevitsa or Kononsaari) has the maximum length of 5 km; its average width is 2 km. The island is separated from the mainland by a 5-km-wide strait. In the Middle Ages, the island was considered holy by the Finnish tribes who particularly revered a huge boulder in the shape of a horse's skull, weighing more than 750 tons. This boulder is known as Kon’-Kamen’ (literally, "Steed-Stone") and gives its name to the island.The monastery was founded around 1393 by St. Arseny Konevsky, who wished to convert pagan Karelians to Christianity. The location of the monastery was changed several times, in order to avert floods. The church of the Nativity of the Theotokos was founded by St. Arseny in 1428; it was at this church that the monastery's main shrine was placed. It was a miraculous image of Mother of God, brought by St. Arseny from Mount Athos and representing Christ playing with a dove nestling, symbolizing spiritual purity.
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  • I don't accidentally titled its review just so: at Konevets I can hardly go and now I will explain why. I mentioned that all the reviews that I read here belong to the already passed days and what is now happening in 1393, it is very difficult to understand and accept. How would say right? Renovation, reconstruction, construction of the century. According to other authors it is easy to understand how Konevets was before, and because of repeated does not make sense. Clearly, this picturesque and quiet island on Lake Ladoga, where is located the monastery. Life of the monks, from the outset, the restoration of the monastery represented some difficulties: for example, the lack of electricity, the isolation from the "big land" in the winter and so on but those problems, however, was the upside: they contributed to conditions life to truly monastic and exclude permanent presence on the island a large number of outsiders. Yes, the monastery had difficulty, but he somehow decided that, however, did not prevent local guides CONSTA ...
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  • Here you can experience heaven as the environment on Earth. People change and for all travel not met not one negative person.
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  • Decided to visit with friends on the island Konevets and visit the monastery. It turned out it is not at all easy. On the eve of the called and the monastery and polomnicheskuju service everywhere said that is not possible. Found phone Sergei, who promised to carry the island anyway, and any number of people. Excited (and wasted). When it came to Vladimir Bay, it turned out that the island has already transported more than 100 people and they will be exported from there until the evening. Sergei (his phone on the advertising poster on the Pier) just refused. About the conversation on the eve of something proburchal. As a result, we have not got to the island. Of course you will have to visit in the near future because the Bay is maximized building a huge entertainment complex (marinas, hotels, helipads etc) under the auspices of ROSNEFT. After completion, it is obvious that the monastery and the island will turn into a passing yard.
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  • He stayed on the island for a total of nearly three weeks. Survived. Everything cool. But home is best.
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  • In 1999 I was on this island for three weeks during the holidays. As students we repaired the gate and wall (to the left of the gate) at the entrance to the cemetery. There were a exquisitely beautiful and untouched nature. If I could have someone around to ask for a photo of the entrance to the cemetery, so I'll be very happy:-) Thank you in advance:-)
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  • Spiritual and thus very easy to place. Arriving (affluent) here, you get a true delight. But getting to play here.
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  • Straight necessarily visit, blissful place, no snakes on the whole island! The monks are doing wonderful honey. ..
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  • Beautiful natural views and clean air, good attitude and positive, many times have already been on the island and in the monastery:)
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