Alexander Svirsky Monastery, Staraya Sloboda
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Alexander-Svirsky Monastery is a Russian Orthodox monastery situated deep in the woods of the Leningrad Oblast, just south from its border with the Republic of Karelia. The golden age of this cloister was in the 17th century.It was founded in 1487, when a monk of the Valaam Monastery, named Alexander, settled between Roschinsky and Holy lakes, 20 km to the east from Lake Ladoga and 6 km from the Svir River. During his life in the woods, he had a vision of the Holy Trinity who ordered him to build two oaken chapels dedicated to the Trinity and the Saviour's Transfiguration. These churches gave birth to the twin Trinity and the Transfiguration cloisters, collectively known as the Alexander Svirsky Monastery.The monastery's founder, Alexander Svirsky, died on August 30, 1533 and was buried at the Transfiguration cloister, which still serves as a burial place for the local monks. 12 years later, his disciples recounted his life in a biography. The church synod of 1547 canonized Alexander Svirsky, and the new saint became venerated throughout Russian lands. One of the chapels of the famous Saint Basil's Cathedral on Red Square, for instance, was consecrated to him.
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  • With this unique place to begin our three-day trip around Lake Ladoga. A sacred place for pilgrims. Ancient cathedrals with its history.
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  • 3-th time in this amazing place. Even the worldly man this place is "power". You can listen to the singing of monks contemplating the lonely Church on the Lake. You can try delicious holy water, and most importantly to touch the Holy Russian history. Be sure to advise you to go to the refectory and enjoy local sbiten! This is a place for each and every ...
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  • Quite an interesting place. Beautiful species. Is well worth a visit. In local refectory tasty baking.))
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