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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  • Alexander-svirsky monastery in a place that is always trying to come back. It is impossible to describe the sensation of peacefulness and harmony attained in this place. A gentle prayer of monks, the solemn chants and ringing silence pm-entrusted to restore inner peace and tranquility.
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  • .. be close and not visit ... -It's not our case)). an amazing place ... and marvel at the ready))
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  • The second time they came in this monastery. Quite an interesting place. It makes sense to take a guide and listen to it. Delicious pies with refectory. If you eat by then must go.
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