The Holy Dormition Pskovo-Pechersky Monastery, Pechory

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The Holy Dormition Pskovo-Pechersky Monastery features 10 colorful churches, a stone belfry, and restored stone fortification walls with bastions. The monastery has never been closed, not even under the Soviet regime, and today you can see the monks working in the fields and stables. The 15th-century church built into the hillside houses the icon of the Dormition of the Purest Mother of God. The monastery is also famous for its children's choir. According to the dress code, women must wear skirts and cover their heads, and men must wear pants. Plan your visit to The Holy Dormition Pskovo-Pechersky Monastery and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Pechory vacation builder.
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  • This place is not for walking. Here you need to think; and everything is felt quite differently than in our everyday life. It is here that one realizes the extent of responsibility for each step, and even thought. The place is very deep. As soon as they realized something very important was left out there in Pecherah. It is so intensely sad. Here it is worth to come to breathe the clean real life.
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  • Very beautiful, especially on a sunny day, with play of domes and crosses, many legends and stories. I advise you to visit the cave, go through the private garden and at the top of the cell with a guide, take a look inside. Own flower garden, a garden, a well with holy water. You can stroll around outside there are viewpoints.
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  • This place is a masterpiece. Not only for it's beauty and for its cultural value for Russia, but greatly for the value for the orthodox Christian believers. The fact is that not so many churches and o...  more »
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  • The place to be. Please touch base with the Visitor Service a day or two in advance, if you are planning to visit the caves. Hierodeacon Lazarus (Lazar) is the man in charge.
  • Truly a holy place! All others particularly groups. Necessarily with the children.
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  • If you want to see the holy place-come here! The monastery since its foundation never closed each day on the Charter of the Orthodox Church to celebrate the liturgy and other services here was inhabited by many famous spiritual pastors orthodoxy (including Patriarch Pimen), Fr. John Krest′ânkin, Savva shiigumen, Archimandrite Alypy many other true patriots of our mother-church. There are Saints canonized in centuries past and in our time. A special place here-nerukotvornnye, God SIS caves in which one realizes that got into another world ... that thou, man, in General not eternal in this earthly fuss and it's time to think about the future, about the future in eternity. And the belfry! When listened to, chose to your opinion, the best place on the square in front of her and felt (really) blows two big bells, vibrations directly in the chest! And not deaf, that I, frankly, surprised. By the way, Bell ringing and treats, and shooing demons. But even here, read Psalms oil-constant prayer of monks (blessed shiigumen Sawa). Generally, place, grace namolennoe, something this special, чтоли. Here is a little slice of heaven on the sinful Earth, and in this special grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and the Blessed Virgin Mary his mother to Russia. Praise the Savior, that he has given us this abode!
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  • Very unusual place where incredibly easy and comfortable
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  • Wonderful Holy Monastery Hill, Holy caves, polomnechiskij Centre, souvenirs, nature, winter put Cave of FIR branches, near the border with Estonia. I advise to visit.
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