Jerusalem. Russian Orthodox Church in Jerusalem

Throughout the Christian history of Russia, the Holy Land attracted hearts of believers. After tens of thousands of pilgrims, the Most of the Most of the Calvary Victims suffered. The dream of the whole life for many was the desire to worship the places that were consecrated by the feet of Jesus Christ, the victims of himself here. At the same time, those who still fell here a lot of difficulties arose: an unusual tropical climate, the attitude of the fanatical Muslim population, the defeats of the Ottoman authorities, wandering over to the night. Under the ultimate request of the Russian Orthodox Church (hereinafter referred to as ROC), the royal government opened in 1820 a consulate in Jaffa. But only by 1841, "I was trended" and negotiations began with Turks, as a result of which in 1847 the Russian spiritual mission was established (hereinafter referred to as RDM) in Jerusalem. It began difficult "driving" in the Holy Land.

Much depended on those personalities who were headed by RDM in different years. Let’s call the first: Archimandrite Porphiry (to.A.Uspensky, 1804 – 1885.G., Head of RDM from 1847 to 1853.G.), Bishop Kirill (in.N.Naumov, 1823 – 1866.G., Head of RDM from 1858 to 1864.G.), archimandrite leonid (l.A.Cavelin, 1822 – 1891.G., Head of RDM in 1864.), Archimandrite Antonin (and.AND.Kapustin). About the latter need to tell separately.

Archimandrite Antonin, in the world Andrei Ivanovich Kapustin, was born in 1817 in the Perm province, in the family of a priest. Got a spiritual education, finishing the Dalmatian seminary and the Kiev spiritual academy with a bachelor’s degree. In 1845 he was tonsured in monks with the advenue name Antonin. Behind the post, the ordination in Ierodicone and the priest. The brilliant knowledge of the Greek language led him to Athens, Constantinople and, finally, to the Holy Land, where in 1864 he was approved as the head of the RDM. His name went down in history in connection with the acquisition of land in Palestine, conducting archaeological excavations on them and the construction of temples, traffic, shelters. Today it seems incredible that Archimandrite Antonin was acquired and legally decorated 13 plots (and only 40) with an area of ​​425.000 kV.M., worth about 1 million. Gold rubles. His name entered the history of theology, visantology and archeology. As an example, it is enough to bring to the creation of a systematic scientific catalog of 1348 Greek and Slavic manuscripts of the monastery of St.Catherine on Sinai.

Archimandrite Antonin died 24.03.1894. and was buried in the Church of the Ascension of the Spaso-Eleon Monastery. "In spirit, he was a more monk than the monks living in the cells" (in.N.Khitrovo, 1834 – 1903 g.G., A prominent official of the Ministry of Finance of the Imperial Court, the initiator of the establishment of the Orthodox Palestinian society and his scientist). And Professor, Archimandrite Cyprian (in the world to.NS.Kern), will say about the father of Antonina: "… no one did, and he could hardly do in Jerusalem to glorify the Russian name as much as Archimandrite Antonin did".

The activities of Archimandrite Antonina made such a strong impression on the Grand Duke Sergey Alexandrovich, during his highest visit to Palestine, which, upon returning to Moscow, in 1881., Founded the Orthodox Palestinian Society (hereinafter PPO), from 1889. became referred to in the imperial (hereinafter the IPGO), and became his first chairman. The Company contributed to the acquisition of land, took care of pilgrims, headed research activities on the Holy Land. A number of such factors contributed to this, as: the social composition of the Company, whose leadership of which included 7 members of the reigning house, the most prominent state and spiritual officials; Strengthening the financial base, which began to form from annual contributions (for example, the annual contribution of each of the members of the reigning surname ranged from 10 to 25 thousand.rubles, despite the fact that about 15 thousand.rubles amounted to the entire annual budget of RDM), voluntary donations and the so-called, "circular" fees in the churches of Russia; Expansion of research and cultural and educational activities. Russian presence in Palestine from pure diplomatic was transformed into spiritual and public, raising the prestige of Russia throughout the world. It began to increase the number of pilgrims on the Holy Land. From 1884 throughout Russia, the sale of the so-called, "pilgrim books" began. In accordance with the tickets provided with their discounts to Odessa and then in the parcel of the steamer to Jaffa cost 46 p. 50 K. For comparison, the monthly work salary was 40 – 50 rubles., What makes it possible to travel almost any category of population. By the end of the 90s, the number of Russian pilgrims increased to 12 thousand. per year, of which more than 70% were the people of the peasant class. Summarizing the results of the activities of the IPGO and the RDM in the pre-revolutionary period, the following figures should be given: by 1914, RDM has numbered 37 plots, 8 churches and chapels, 2 women’s monastery, 5 hospitals, 7 hotels for pilgrims. In the school education system of Orthodox Arabs, about 100 were in Russian patronage (!) schools in which 10 studied.225 students and in which 417 teachers worked.

With the beginning of the First World War, the Turkish authorities ordered the whole Russian male population to leave the country, and the sisters were deported to Alexandria. All rooms were occupied by the Turkish authorities. In addition to everything, in 1917, the revolution was killed in Russia, in the root of the changed forms and the content of the residence of the ROC in the Holy Land. In 1919, everyone returned back, but returned to the situation of complete uncertainty, which lasted until November 1921, when the Russian Orthodox Church was formed abroad (hereinafter referred to as ROCZ), which became the successor of the ROC outside Russia. A new page of history has opened.

The founder and first charter of the ROCI was the former rector of the Moscow and Kazan spiritual academies Metropolitan Anthony (and.NS.Kharabovitsky, 1863 – 1936.G.). He visited the Holy Land 17.04.1924. Since this time, the ROCI looked as follows: the First Hierarch of the Foreign Church began to represent Archimandrite, appointed by the head of the RDM. In the monasteries, the head of the RDM represents the abbot or priority. At the entrance to the monasteries, there is always hanging with an abbreviation of RDM. Each abode has its own autonomous status and is responsible for himself and for his external connections.

In "Walk" there is no possibility to list all the dramatic events of the century. We mention only the stage. They coincided with the events that happened in Palestine: the formation of the state of Israel in 1948, when the ROC turned out to be two sides of the border – in Jordan and in Israel – and the so-called "white" and "red" R.cerquica appeared; the war of 1967, when they were again together in the territory of Israel; struggle for preservation, restoration of property; Rales and establish relationships with everyone and all and much more.

Be that as it may, the Russian presence kept himself on the Holy Land, and how? – We will see in the process of our "walks" on churches.

Eleon Orthodox Women’s Monastery and the Church of Ascension

Eleon Mountain call differently oil or olive. It occupies a huge place in the Christian tradition: from here Jesus entered Jerusalem; Here he taught his disciples; At the foot of the mountain, in Gethsimania, he has undergone his passion, and he was a little later arrested; From the top of the Elena, he raised in his heavenly kingdom. It is clear that these places were attracted and even intrigued by the father of Antonin. Moreover, he read in the writings Dimitri Rostovsky (the secular name Daniel Savvich Tutulo – 1651 – 1709 g.G. – Russian church figure and writer) that somewhere here, on the top of the mountain, was one of the palaces of King Herod of the Great, who passed after death by inheritance to his sons. There was a belief that the care-friendly head of John the Baptist (Forerships) was buried on its territory.

And the case to purchase this site introduced himself in March 1870. Assistant Father Antonina, Dragoman (Translator of Oriental Languages) Yakov Egorovich Khaleby, who was a citizen of the Ottoman Empire, bought a central site on top of the mountain, near the monastery of Carmelitis Pater Noster and Capella Assumption (called for its original shape "Stack"), which belongs to Arabs -Musulmanam. To attach several small plots to it less difficult. The whole amounted to 54 hectares. It was a victory behind which the painstaking daily work began, stretching for several decades.

Under the legs of the father Antonina lay archaeological wealth. First of all, the remains of the ancient Armenian church of the earlyness of the Earlyzantine period were found here: numerous mosaics, earlier finds in the form of funeral caves, vessels and even Bust Tsar Herod i Great. Father Antonin made it a copy, and the original handed over to the Hermitage. But the main event was the discovery of a stone on which the Virgin Mary was standing during the ascension of her son. Around the stone there were many pieces of white marble, fragments of the columns of the V-th century, the tomb of the archidacon of the Vi-century and the Golden Mosaic. Thus, the construction of the Ascension Church became legitimate.

The construction was difficult, the officials of all ranks were prevented, they had to infinitely incur. The friendly relationship with Selim-Efendi, under the authority of which was at that time the Holy Land: He, like Father Antonin, was a big amateur tea party. So, where – money, and where – personal charm, problems were solved, the solution of which led to the solemn consecration of the temple, church and bell tower in 1886 by the Greek Patriarch with Nicode.

The church was completely designed by the Father Antonin himself. He made her cruciform in the plan, with 24 windows in the Byzantine style. The main shrine of the temple, the sacred stone of the Virgin, was placed in the focus. Small arched niche in the wall covered on top of a canopy with a cross, lampada and the icon of the Mother of God. Iconostasis was brought from Athos, icons from Russia. One of them is Chernihiv Icon of Our Lady – on canvas. She began to call "Eleon Supilistry". And next to her, to the right of the iconostasis, – the icon of the Mother of God, called the "recovery of the dead," – the gift of pilgrims who flooded in 1911 from Russia to the Holy Land and almost died in the sea. In memory of this event, every February 5 in the church will serve the vigil.

The murals were made by the monk of Taisia ​​(in the world of Cartseva Tatiana Georgievna 1901 – 1997.G., In Shima Anthony). Emigrating from Russia during the revolution years, she kneaded into a nun in the Pokrovskaya female monastery in France, after which she moved to the Eleon Monastery. Here and its creative abilities opened, the fruits of which we can admire.

To the left of the altar, the slices of white marble are mounted in the floor with the red blood spots with red blood stains. These are fragments of ancient gender, which has preserved from the time of the invasion of Persians in 614. According to legends and preserved remains, they were killed then 1207 nuns, the memory of which is immortalized in a similar way.

The assumptions of Antonin’s father were justified: the head of John the Baptist was acquired on the territory of the monastery. In this place was constructed chapel of the court of the head of John the Baptist (Forerships). As you know, he was executed in a similar way to the son of King Herod of the Great, Herod Antipa. Under the flooring chapel, which will raise nuns at your request, is a perfectly preserved mosaic with images of various birds and animals. Money for construction donated in 1907 our Russian compatriot Irina Grigorievna Silava, for which he was honored to be buried on September 8, 1927, 76 years old, in the southern wall of the chapel.

About the burials worth telling especially … at the monastery 3 cemeteries: large – under the mountain, the second – for the temple and the third – near the bell tower. Being buried on them was considered a great honor. Mother some. Premistant, and earlier Assistant Archimandrite Antonina, Sacredient Porfiry (in the world of Narcissov – 1831 – 1909.G.), said that I would like to be drunk next to my boss. He found peace from the northern side of the temple. With it, it was completed by the construction of a chapel, the house of Archimandrite, who later became the museum of the monastery, began construction of a new church in the name of St. right.Filaret of merciful, though not enough, due to lack of funds, but in n.v. used as a refectory.

But – the gravestone of Tamara’s died in 1979 in 1979, since 1951 perforing the responsibilities of the monastery of the monastery. So what’s special in this, my reader will say? And it will be right if it were not for the fact that it is about Tatiana Romanova, the daughter of the Grand Duke Konstantin, one of the most educated people of its time, the last pre-revolutionary president of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Tatyana Romanova married Prince Bagration-Mukhransky, went to Geneva, and after the death of her husband, he had grown in a nun, taking the name of Tamara, and since 1951 lived here in Jerusalem.

But the grave of the nuns of Tavif (in the world of Tatiana minina), which is 25 years old, from 1920 to 1945.G., There was a prissther of the Handician monastery. But … But … But … so you can walk around the cemeteries for a long time and listen to the stories of the inlets about the fate of those who left, but left his only and unique trail on the mortal land.

And finally, the bell tower in the name of John the Baptist, for his beauty and the statistics of the name "Russian Candle". She is a decent competitor to the bell tower of the Ascension Church ("Augustus Victoria"), rising above the terrain for its 64 meters. Its large bell weighing 308 pounds and a diameter of 2 m.13 cm. was cast in Russia and brought in 1885 by the sea in Jaffa. Arab workers abandoned its transportation, and manual nuns for seven days rolled him to the monastery. And this is more than 60 km.! Eleer gained Russian voice!

Eleon sisterhood received the status of the monastery in 1924. Sisters live according to the charter of Vasily blissful, with the following vows: poverty, chastity and obedience, carrying their daily prayer feat in the temple and in the refectory, iconographic and embroidery workshops, in the library and in the library, in the hospital and hotel. Manages the monastery since 1998 Mother Moses.

Russian Church of Ascension (Bell Tower "Russian Candle") – ROCZ. Russian Tower and Church of Ascension

Address: mt. Of Olives, 19229 Jerusalem.
TEL.: 972-26-284373.
Location: Central part of the oilseed mountain. Near the monastery of Carmelite and Church Pater Noster and Ascension Capella ("Stack").
How to get: tourist transport, taxi or Arab buses №№ 42, 43 from Schhem gate.
Visit hours: Tuesday and Thursday: from 09:00 to 12:00, or by agreement.
Login: Free, donations at your discretion.
Additional data: despite the specified time of visits, it is worth a negotiable in advance, a kiosk, toilet. Photo-video allowed.

Russian Orthodox Gefsema Women’s Monastery and Church of the Holy Equal-Apostles Mary Magdalene

The idea of ​​building the temple in memory of Mother, Empress Mary Alexandrovna, suggested to her sons, great princes Sergey and Paul Alexandrovicham, Archimandrite Antonin, during their stay in Jerusalem in May 1881. He showed them and possible plot on the slope of the Eleon Mountain. Upon returning them to Russia, the topic was discussed on the Family Council, a positive decision was made, and the emperor Alexander III gave an order of the RDM to engage in the acquisition of land, which, despite many difficulties, was purchased by autumn 1882. Two years later, the scientific secretary of the PPO was sent to Jerusalem.N.Heathrovo to solve all organizational issues.

The author of the project was approved by an outstanding Russian architect, student A.NS.Bryullov, Professor of the Institute of Civil Engineers, Academician of the St. Petersburg Academy of Arts David Ivanovich Grimm (1823 – 1898.G.).

D.AND.Grimm set as a goal of energizing something that it would be a "visiting card" of Russia in the Holy Land. He builds it in, so-called, Novorusky style, typical of Alexander III reign.

Seven-headed, miniature on the background of the Mountain Beautician-Church, with characteristic Moscow Makov and Kokoshniki, fit into the surrounding landscape so much that he became his natural component. For your embodied project d.AND.Grimm received the position of rector of the faculty of architecture at the Academy of Arts.

The bookmark of the temple took place on January 21, 1885 in the presence in.N.Heathrovo. General management of construction was instructed by Archimandrit Antonin. In May 1886, Consul Bukharin brings the emperor: "… A monument worthy of the royal family and glory of Russia is erected in a wonderful place. Catholics teleal rhesis from annoyance ". The construction of the temple has not experienced difficulties in the means: the emperor was made 100 thousand. rubles, each of the four of his brothers – 15 thousand.; Great Princess Maria Aleksandrovna and the Duchess of Edinburgh – 5 thousand. rubles. October 1, 1888, in the presence of Grand Duke Sergey Alexandrovich with Elizabeth Fedorovna and Grand Prince Pavel Alexandrovich, the temple in the name of St. Mary Magdalene was solemnly consecrated by the Greek Patriarch.

It was an hour to tell, finally, about Mary Alexandrovna, the wife of Emperor Alexander II and the mother of venance children who perpetuated her memory on the Holy Land ..

Maria Alexandrovna, Princess Maximilian Wilhelmina Augustus Sofia Maria, was born on July 27 (9Avgusta) of 1824 in the family of the Great Duke of Ludwig II Hessian (1777 – 1848.G.) From a marriage with Princess Wilhelmina Louise Badenskaya (1788 – 1836 g.G.). The August mother of Princess left the world when she was 13th year from birth and she, together with her own brother, Prince Alexander (1823 – 1880.), for several years, brought up a governess, living in the country castle, Yuggenheim near Darmstadt. She was fifteen years old at the time when the heir to the Russian throne, Alexander Tsearevich, performed a voyage in Europe to find for himself the candidacy of the bride. Quite by chance, he deviated from the planned route and drove into Darmstadt. Seeing the princess, he made his choice. Definitely, he said in a letter to his father, Nicholas Nicholas I am March 25 (April 7) on the Day of Annunciation of 1839: "Here, in Darmstadt, I met the daughter of the Great Great Duke, Princess Maria. I liked it scary, from the very first moment, when I saw her … And, if you allow, dear dad, after my visit to England, I will return to Darmstadt again. And in the mother’s letter, he wrote that "… I love her and I will rather refuse the throne than from her. I only get married on her, here is my decision ".

In September 1840, the Princess joined Russian land, and in December of the same year adopted Orthodoxy with the name Maria Aleksandrovna, becoming the fourth chief of Russian sovereigns from the house of Romanov with the name of the Blessed Virgin Mary. At the end of the bright Sedmitsa 19 (29), 1841, the heir to Zesarevich, the Grand Duke Alexander Nikolaevich and Princess Maria Rankovo.

Empress Empress Maria Alexandrovna committed the most important feat of his life – strengthened the throne of the dynasty with numerous heirs. She brought to the light of the eighth eighth sovereign children to adored her sovereigns: six sons and two daughters. At the end of the death in 1860, the Movenovna, Empress Alexandra I Feodorovna, she headed the huge charity department of Mariinsky gymnasiums and educational institutions. She was destined to open the first branch of the Red Cross and a number of the largest military hospitals during the Russian-Turkish war. 1877 – 1878. With the support of the progressive public and active personal assistance to.D.Ushinsky, she prepared for Emperor Alexander II a few notes on the reform of primary and female education in Russia. And, finally, the empress with full support of the August spouse founded the largest in St. Petersburg and all of Russia theater and ballet school, which was headed later by Agrippina Vaganova. At the same time, the school, and the famous theater were fully held on the means of the imperial name, personally, the public, and, at the insistence of August, the emperor Alexander II, carried her name.

At the same time, the health of the empress, after those who followed one after the other pregnancies, the death of the eldest son, the first attempt on her husband – began to pass. Doctors recommended her to refrain from the execution of marital duties. And in the life of the husband, in the spring of 1865, the passion broke – a young, familiar to him since 1857, Princess Kathenka Dolgorukova, who will become his second wife after the death of Mary Alexandrovna, which followed in 1880. The last 15 years of life were solid suffering, accompanied by a series of six attempts on her husband, exhausting diseases, humiliation from Alexander II criminal connection with prince.

The memory of this woman, silently suffering, but enthusiastically walked into the world – was obliged to be incarnated in something extraordinary. And embodied, thanks to her children, built in the very center of the oilseed mountains amazingly light and beautiful church. Everything is very symbolic here: the hethymansky garden, in the place of which the church is worth … Does her life are not a distinction of the Savior’s suffering? And the sanctification in the name of St. Mary Magdalene … Does the attitude of the empress for their venance spouse with the devotion of St. Mary’s beloved by Holy Jesus?

It is clear that the father of Antonin took full responsibility to the command of the emperor about the acquisition of a plot for the construction of the church. The land was acquired by them, taking into account the monastery here, in the perspective of the organization. In addition, at the same time negotiations and the purchase of a plot in at all unrelaxed by Viquiquania, which is located on the way of following pilgrims from Jerusalem to Jericho and, at which, with almost complete confidence, the house of Lazarus and Martha, in which Jesus often stopped and where Lazar He was resurrected. With the help of Dragoman RDM Yakova Egorovich Haleby Earth were bought and Father Antonin began archaeological excavations. It cannot be said that they opened some stunning finds, but the assumptions of the father of Antonin were confirmed: an ancient plate was found, which allowed to identify this place with the house of Lazari, and an ancient road was discovered in the place of the future church in Ghefsimania, which Jesus was clearly Entering in Jerusalem, many remnants from earlier churches located on the oil grief, as well as the stone on which the Virgin Mary threw his belt in confirmation of her ascension to her burial fome.

The nuns show the grotto, in which Petr, Jacob and John were at the time of the prayer of Jesus (in 1988, a cave chapel was consecrated in the name of the passions of the Lord). I united in this paragraph of Getsimania and Viffania, t.To. In essence, the Ghefsemane Women’s Monastery and the Viff Monastery of the Resurrection of Christ are a single large community. But about it – somewhat later, for it came to the hour when you need to log in ..

At the entrance to the monastery, it is possible to go through a narrow, winding road from the Franciscan Church of all nations (it is the church of agony or the passions of the Lord) or if you go away from the observation deck on the top of the Eleon (it is an oil or olive) mountain. Neither descent nor lifting on the exhausting Jerusalem Sun. High, powerful gates, as if shipped to an impenetrable wall, do not give any hope of salvation from heat. But suddenly it turns out that only one step separates you from Gan Eden: the monastery courtyard is drowning in greenery, and sterile carked paths leading somewhere upstairs, promise you to rest and mental peace. It turns out that the case was not in the rise or descent, but under the conditions in which they took place.

The church opens in front of you suddenly, at one of the next turns. If it were not for the dome with the crosses, then I would say that it is a fabulously beautiful boyars. So it seems that some kind of firemen will run away from the ladder in Kaftani, replete doors with hiding behind them with covered tables with meter semen and bowls with black caviar. But no, here are office space and shop with products created by nuns. The entrance to the church leads, as if, from the second floor. Passing through the imposition, you fall into a relatively small one, somehow a homely cozy basilica. All on their textbook places: iconostasis, painted dome with sails, icons, royal gates leading to the altar. And yet, something is wrong! Looking around, you understand – painting. Instead of the traditional altar icon – painting. True, on the biblical topic, but what and who is the artist? – It’s "Visit Mary Magdalene to the Emperor Tiberius".

After the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, Maria Magdalene decided to seek justice from Emperor Tiberius. It was not customary to come to him without a gift. T.To. Maria was poor, she brought a egg with him, which in the pagan tradition symbolized life. Entering Tiberius, she stretched his egg and uttered the main idea of ​​what happened: "Christ is risen!". What Tiberius replied that this could not be, just like an egg can not turn into a red. And suddenly the egg in his hands changed its color. He surprised himself: "Vitally risen!". So the tradition of Easter treatment of Christians was born to each other and the custom of painting eggs for Easter. And the creator of the painting is the academician of the St. Petersburg Academy of Arts Vasily Vasilyevich Vereshchagin (1842 – 1904.G.), famous battalist who spoke here in an unusual genre. This was explained, apparently, a strong impression of the visit to the Palestine. He also owns the painting of sails of the dome. And iconostasis icons belong to the brush of another outstanding Russian master of painting – Sergey Vasilyevich Ivanov (1864 – 1910 g.G.).

To the left of you are the unique shrine of the temple – this is the icon of God’s Mother Smolensk "Odigitria" – "Guide". The story began in 1554 with a large fire in the village of Rihania (Lebanon), which burned down all the buildings, including the local church. However, the holy gifts and the "Odihythria" icon remained completely unshamed. Since then, the icon has received the second name – "Unless Cupina". Soon this edge overtook the plague epidemic. The bishop and the priesthood began to make cross moves with this icon on infected areas, and the epidemic has ceased to them. Many people received ambulance from "Odigitria" for their faith and prayers. So, it was added to her for another two name: "Healer" and "Spearness".

Already in our time, Metropolitan Lebanese Elijah, circling his Metropolitan, visited Rihania, and parishioners, seeing his reverence in front of their shrines, decided to give him an image. Vladyka accepted an icon with the greatest joy and gratitude, and since then every day he served a prayer with an akathist before her, treated her, as the greatest treasure. One day, when he tried after the evening prayer, there was a vision: two Great Martyrs were – Catherine and Varbara – and handed over to him the request of the Major Virgin to give her holy icon Icon Mary in Palestine. Waking up, he drove a vision from his thoughts, for I never heard about such a need. Sleep repeated. And Metropolitan, not being able to part with a wonderful icon, decided to give another image of "odigitria", but Catherine and Barbara appeared again and said that if he did not fulfill the will of Nestlodeli Mary, then he would be punished. On the next morning, a person who knew the Mary of Maria, who knew Igheumen Maria, was the foreman of the Gaftimian Monastery. He, at the request of Metropolitan, invited her to Beirut. When Vladyka presented "Odigitria", the icon was completely darkened from time to time: neither image, no paints on it were almost impossible. "Take this icon," said Metropolitan, – Such is the will of our Lady. I am very sorry that the icon is so black and ugly, but I really read it and always pray in front of it. ". Mother Mary with awe accepted an icon and thanking Metropolitan Ilia, said Icon is beautiful.

The icon was brought to Gethsemane, brought to church, and the priest, Father Seraphim, began to serve prayers. It must be said that recently the father felt very badly and in his deadly disease asked the sisters to pray to live him to the Holy Holiday Resurrection of Christ. Suddenly, during a prayer, he turned around and said: "This icon is truly a miraculous. It comes from her, and I feel it. I’m no longer sick ". After that, he lived ten more years. And the next morning, the sisters saw in the amazement that the icon "enlighted", completely restored his features and paints of the image, and such it remains to this day.

How precious shrines are stored on both sides of the Altar Cracks with the relics of the Great Princess Elizabeth Fedorovna and her Cemes, Inokini Varvara. About their appearance here need to tell especially ..

Elizabeth Alexander Louise Alice was born in the family of the Great Duke of Hesse Darmstadsky Ludwig IV in 1864. She was the granddaughter of the English Queen Victoria, the older sister of the last Russian Empress Alexandra Fedorovna. In the Russian courtyard, she entered the wife of the Moscow Governor General, Grand Duke Sergey Alexandrovich. In Marriage Elizabeth retained the Protestant faith, in which he was brought up in the family. Let me remind you that in October 1888, on behalf of Emperor Alexander III, his brothers, the great princes Sergey Alexandrovich and Pavel Alexandrovich, went to Palestine to the ceremony of the consecration of the temple of St.Mary Magdalene, built in memory of their mother. Alizabeth Fedorovna went on the trip together with them. The beauty of the new temple so shocked Elizabeth that she exclaimed: "How I would like to be buried here". The decision to go to Orthodoxy came immediately. She writes Father: "It would be a sin to stay as I now – belong to one church in shape and for the outside world, and inside myself praying and believing as my husband. You can not imagine how good he was, never tried to force me with any means, giving it all this completely one of my conscience. He knows what a serious step and that it is necessary to be completely sure, before you decide on him … I wish you so much for Easter to take the holy secrets along with my husband. ". On April 12, 1891, the sacrament of the militant, and the Protestant of Elizabeth became Orthodox Elizabeth Fedorovna. The touched emperor Alexander III blessed the daughter-in-law of an icon of the Savior of the Unclean, with which the Great Princess did not part all life. On February 5, 1905, Grand Duke Sergey Alexandrovich was killed on the Senate Square of the Kremlin Bomber, abandoned by the terrorist Ivan Kalyaev.

Since the death of the spouse Elizaveta Fedorovna did not shoot Mourning, held a strict post and prayed a lot. Her bedroom in the Nikolaev palace began to remind the monastic cell. All luxurious furniture has been carried out, the walls are repainted in white and taken off with icons and paintings of spiritual content. In no secular receptions, the Great Princess did not appear. She gathered all his jewels, partly gave to the treasury, part – relatives, and the rest decided to use the abode of mercy to the construction.

In Moscow, at the Big Ordyanka, Elizabeth Fedorovna acquired estate with four houses and a garden for the device. In the largest house, we have a refectory, kitchen, storeroom and other shopping facilities, in the second – the Church of the Saints Marphs and Mary and the Hospital, nearby – Pharmacy and an outpatientation for coming patients, in the fourth house there was an apartment for the Archpriest of Mitrofan Serebryansky – the confessor, the School for Girls and library. So there was a famous Marfo Mariinsky Resident.On February 10, 1909, the Great Princess removed a mourning dress, got into the White Robe of the Sister of Mercy and, gathering the obedients of his abode, announced: "I leave a brilliant world, where I took a brilliant position, but with all of you I add to the greater world – in The world of poor and suffering ". And April 9, 1910, Bishop Dmitrovsky Trifon (Prince of Turkestan) devoted seventeen obedients led by Elizabeth Fedorovna in the title of sisters of mercy. Years came, the February Revolution came … In the spring of 1917, the Swedish minister came to her on behalf of Kaiser Wilhelm, once hotly in love with the young princess Ella, and offered her help in the roadway abroad. But Elizabeth Fedorovna replied that he decided to divide the destiny of the country, which he considers his new homeland, and cannot leave the sisters of the monastery at this hard time. After the conclusion of the Brest-Lithuanian world, the German government has achieved the consent of the Soviet authorities to exit Great Princess abroad. The German ambassador Count Mirbach tried twice to see Elizabeth Fedorovna, but she did not accept him and categorically refused to leave Russia. In April 1918, along with other members of the royal house, Elizaveta Fedorovna was taken to Alapaevsk, where July 18 was reset in the mine. Before his death, she repeated the words of Jesus: "Lord, forgive them, for they do not know what they do!". After classing this town with parts of the White Guard, the power of Elizabeth Fedorovna and her Cemes, Inokini Varvara (Yakovleva) were taken to China, and then to Palestine, where they were stubborn in the church crypt in accordance with the will of the Grand Princess. Subsequently, the relics were placed in cancer and transferred to the Basilica.

In 1981, Elizaveta Fedorovna and Varbara were glorified by the Russian Orthodox Church of the Prescripts, and in 1992 they counted them to face the saints and the Russian Orthodox Church in Moscow. The memory of the saints is celebrated on 5 (18) July (Pressing) and on Sunday after January 25 (February 7) (Novomartvikov Cathedral).

The foundation of the Gafeximan and Viffian communities would be impossible without the participation of two British – Mother Mary (Barbara – Stella Robinson) and sisters Martha (Alice Sprott). Both of them appealed to Orthodoxy and adopted monastic tonsure in 1933, while visiting Palestine on the way to India. In 1934, they received a blessing for the foundation in Viffany the community in the name of the Resurrection of Christ. A year later, Metropolitan Anastasi (and.A.Gribanovsky, 1873 – 1965.G.), then First Hierarch of the ROCZ, prescribed Mother Maria’s abode. The huge merit of the Movitin is to organize the training of children of Arabs confessing Orthodoxy. School supports high learning standards to this day, and is the only Orthodox school for girls in the Holy Land.

The Ghefseiman community was never numerous, it always lived from 20 to 40 sisters, and half of them make up.v. Arabics and representatives of other nationalities. The life of the monastery largely depends on the financial support of the bishops of the Synod and the good donations of Christians from all countries of the world. And, of course, at the expense of pilgrims and tourists, in the literal sense, the words "catching" the watches of a possible visit to the monastery. On the occasion of the century of consecration of the church.Mary Magdalins in 1988., Vladyka Metropolitan Vitaly (p.N.Ustinov, 1910 g.), First Hierarch of the ROTSZ of those years, built the hethsymane community in the rank of the monastery. Prisstly it is in n.v. Mother Elizabeth. She is Russian origin born in Australia.

Church of St.Mary Magdalins – ROCZ. Church of St.Mary Magdalene

Address: Convent of Saint Mary Magdalene, P.O.Booh 19190 Jerusalem
TEL.: 972-26-284371; Fax: 972-26-286381.
Location: Central part of the Western Slope of Oilseed Mountain, between the Church of Dominus Fleutit and the Church of All Nations (Gefsemansky Garden).
How to get: the Gefsema Garden; 2.Before the church, Pater Noster, then on foot on the slope of the mountain.
Visiting hours: Tuesday and Thursday: 10:00 – 11:30 or by prior arrangement.
Login: Free, donations – at its own discretion.
Additional information: store souvenirs, inspection of archaeological finds, toilet. Photo-video allowed.

Aleksandrovskoe distance. Church of Alexander Nevsky

First, the first two dates: the official opening of the Russian spiritual mission in Jerusalem 11 (23) of February 1856 and the first visit to the Palestine by a member of the Imperial Surname of the Grand Prince Konstantin Nikolayevich with his wife and the juvenile son in April-May 1859.. By that time, the Russian consul in.AND.Doroboguzhinov has already been bought by a plot of land for the construction of a consulate, called in everyday life "Russian place near the temple of the Holy Sepulcher". When clearing the site under the foundations from under the ground, the remains of the ancient walls and the Byzantine arches appeared. It became clear that the archaeological surveys were needed to which Western scientists were attracted: the Englishman to.Wilson, French M. de Voge and Sh.Clermont-Ganno. However, they open architectural fragments of any satisfactory identification did not receive. The construction of the consulate was transferred to another site, bought outside the city trait of that time. Works near the temple were suspended, future discoveries began to wait in the hour. I needed a personality capable of making the decision of all organizational problems, and I was Archimandrite Antonin. He is attracted to the findings of the outstanding archaeologist Konrad Chic, who, together with the father himself, spent large-scale excavations, who were amazing wides. The first one belongs to the detection, the so-called, the second bypass Jerusalem wall, erected, on the assumption of. Antonina, in Nefecei in 445. to R. X. (Nehyme. 2). Determination of the direction of this wall, a height of 3 meters, the presence of Roman bridge and traces of the gate with the threshold – led scientists to the conclusion that in front of them – the threshold of the vessel, for which the Savior was bred on Calvary. This wall and vessels were destroyed when taking Jerusalem Titis in 70.NS. and which never restored. In addition, the remains of the Basilica of the Temple of the Board of Emperor Konstantin I Great and a number of subsequent attacks belonging to the Earnevianensky period (VII – VIII in.v.).

The experience of conducting archaeological works at the "Russian place in Jerusalem" was the first and, unfortunately, the last case when Russian scientists conducted systematic excavations in Palestine. All other archaeological research of Russian researchers were random in nature, research materials were practically not described and not published, including the results of the excavations taken by Archimandrite Antonin on the Eleon Mountain, in Ghefsimania, Jaffa, Jerichon and other places. At the same time, found by the father of Antonin Nakhodka, yet became the exhibits of a museum founded by him under the Russian spiritual mission in Jerusalem (a collection of Palestinian ceramics, the sarcophag of Hellenistic time and T.D.). This Museum is now located in the territory of the Eleon Orthodox Women’s Monastery.

In this place it was decided to build the temple and a number of other buildings. By 1896. The works were completed and the temple was consecrated in honor of St.Blacovers Prince Alexander Nevsky, Social Sagrada Emperor Alexander III.

It is time for an hour in the midst of the sovereign … It is possible to assume that the church is behind his facade? Personally, the building resembles a typical St. Petersburg building of the late XIX century. And, nevertheless, is the church. A narrow corridor, on the walls of which the various portraits of the members of the imperial family and officials of the courtyard are hanging, leads to the temple. In the sequence of the temple there is a memorable board with the inscription: "The church in the name of St. Alexander Nevsky name is based on the place of the remains of the temple, constructed.Equal to the apostolic king of Konstantin. 1887 – 1896.G.". As I said in the preface, the main shrine, located in the temple, is the threshold of "vessels". It is located in Basilica, closed with glass. A crucifixion is treated with a natural cliff over it. The walls of the church rest on the huge limestone blocks laid directly on the rock base, which refers to the period of the reign of King Herod I Great. The arch of Byzantine origin is drawn to the church, two columns of the Roman period (in the corner of the crucifix) and a wall painting depicting the suffering of Jesus.

Next to the threshold of the vessels, the bronze boards are hanging with the names of the donors on the temple. They are so curious and recognizable for the knowledgeable story of Russia that I will allow myself to list them: in.N.Khitrovo – official of the Ministry of Finance of the courtyard; Fan der Flit – Scientist – Orientalist; E.V.Putyatin – diplomat, admiral, graph; A.NS.Belyaev – historian; NS.A.Vasilchikov – the gofmaster of the courtyard; F.NS.Kornilov – Member of the State Council; His imperial highness Alexander III, great princes Nikolai Nikolayevich and Konstantin Nikolayevich, Great Princess Alexander Georgievna; Archpriest G.G.Sretensky; Bishop Porphiri, Archimandrite Antonin and Patriarch Antioch Maleti.

Jerusalem. Russian Orthodox Church in Jerusalem

On the walls of the church hanging the icon of Nikolai Andreevich Koshelev (1840 – 1918.G.) – Academician of the St. Petersburg Academy of Arts, who visited Palestine in the 90s specifically in order to write them for this temple and Trinity Cathedral. By the way, its watercolor sketches are kept in the Russian Museum, exactly the corresponding icons. Among the picturesque canvases – etude and.E.Repin "Cross Missing" (1898.), which he presented the church, original paintings and.N.Kramsky, B.A.Serov, a number of other less well-known masters.

Acts of stained glass in the second tier of altar apse. They are a sample of stained glass of the era of modern. It should be noted that, if in the Catholic temples, stained-glass products have long and firmly occupied their place, then in Orthodox, until the end of the XIX century, they wore a random character. Now architects, designing new temples, laid stained glass windows, as an integral part of the holistic image. Neorussky style began to combine the ideals of Doparyrovsk architecture with the new direction of Modern, who gave the opportunity to fully reveal the aesthetic potential of the stained glass, its ability to decorate and spiritualize the space, form a special image of the interior, transmit a complex gamut of emotions and moods.

Alexandrovsky Compound and the Church belong to RDM and PPOs, which are under the jurisdiction of the Bishops’ Synod ROCZ with the center in New York. The farm includes premises for receiving pilgrims, 11 of which are intended for receiving noble guests, the hall for the receptions, the courtyard and the museum. Here is the RDM RPCZ, whose administration – in the prerogative of the Bishops’ Council, the fifth first Hierarch of which is Metropolitan Lavr since October 2001 (in.M.Schucling, 1928.R.).

It remains to hope that under the wise leadership of the Lord of the ROCI of the door subordinate to her monasteries and churches will open up as widely as they are open in monasteries and churches, subordinate to the Moscow Patriarchate, where we will go to our next "walk".

Church of Alexander Nevsky – ROCZ. Church of Alex Sander Nevsky.

Address: Muristan Road, Old City, P.O.Box 991. 91009 Jerusalem.
TEL.: 972-26-274952. Fax: 972-26-283866
Location: Christian Quarter of the Old Town. Market District Muuristan, Temple of the Holy Sepulcher, Savior Church (Rediemer).
How to get: from Yaffian or new gates of the Old Town.
Visiting hours: From Monday to Friday: 09:00 – 13:00 and from 15:00 – 17:00. So says the plate hanging on the doors, but without prior arrangement can not be accessed.
Login: usually free.
Additional information: photo-video is prohibited.

Russian Compound and Cathedral of the Holy Library Trinity

Even children no longer play in the "Red" and "White". Descendants of the houses of Romanovs, glorious noble surnames are free to visit Russia. And, probably, only the Holy Land preserved the confrontation between the "red" and "white" churches, periodically peaceful, and from the case of the case – conflict. Not here and not for me to evaluate what is happening, but I can’t say about it, t.To. Until now, we visited monasteries and churches that are in the management of the ROCD, and now our "walk" will continue in the Russian farm, which belongs to the Moscow Patriarchate (hereinafter referred to as MP).

In Jerusalem, everyone knows this place! Russian Compound, in Hebrew "Migrah Has-Rusim", is on, maybe the most prestigious place of the new city, literally adjacent to the mayor’s office. Remember, in the sketch "Aleksandrovskoe" we talked about the fact that the second plot of land was purchased for the Russian consulate? It was acquired in 1859 by the efforts of the official of special instructions of the maritime ministry b.NS.Mansurov and the first Russian Jerusalem Consul in.AND.Doroburgunicon. The architectural project was instructed by the prominent Russian architect Martin Ivanovich Epinger (1822 – 1872.G.), which, relying on detailed drawings, made earlier by his brother Fedor Ivanovich (also by architect) for the temple and other buildings of the Russian stable house, went further and developed something so large-scale that he even caused a frank concern of the Greek Patriarchate, worried about his primacy in Jerusalem. In 1860, work was started. They, for obvious reasons, stretched for many years and m.AND.Eppinger did not have time to see his brainchild in the final version, but he deserved thanks in his senses, in the form of assigning the title of honorary academician St. Petersburg Academy of Arts.

Of course, without an imperial family, nothing could happen! But the imperial decrees were the people who prepared them and promoted them. And do not be them – also nothing happened! Tell me as part of one "walk" about all projects is impossible. But we cannot bypass the attention of man, the efforts of which appeared on the light of the IPGO. It is Vasily Nikolayevich Khitrovo. Nobleman, official of the credit part of the Ministry of Finance of the courtyard, the person is extremely educated and energetic, he first visited Palestine in 1876. Having read the real state of affairs, he took up, as it seemed to everyone, the "Dead" company: the brightness of Russian Orthodoxy to the Holy Land. In the St. Petersburg Department of the Society Lovers of Spiritual Enlightenment, he reads a report, writes letters to influential at the courtyard, tying with them dating, publishes on its own funds the first edition of the "Orthodox Palestinian Collection" (1881) with the text of his report, thereby putting the beginning of a huge series, Serves finally, in the name of the Ober-Prosecutor of the Synod to.NS. Victoryossev and director of the Asian Department of Foreign Ministry.NS. Melnikova Project of the Charter of the Palestinian Society. Turtinous activities B.N. Heathrovo ended with success: he received permission to organize and open the Company. The solemn ceremony took place on May 21, 1882. Already even this in.N.Heathrovo entered the story … Vasily Nikolayevich died on May 5, 1903, on the 69th year of his life, on the 21st year of the existence of a society founded by him.

Let’s return to the created in.N.Heathrovo Charter of the Company, two items from which we are now interested:
– provide benefits to Orthodox pilgrims of these places;
– Establish schools, hospitals and strange houses, as well as provide material benefit to local residents, churches, monasteries and clergy.

The simple people of the years copied the money, refusing to her eating, drink, clothes to visit holy places. Not for the sake of earthly profit, but to acquire the wealth of heaven. The number of pilgrims from Russia reached 10-12 thousand per year. They needed to take. For this, there was a compound.

The bookmark of the foundation of Sergievsky compound took place on October 29, 1886, and by 1890, construction was completed. The total amount in which the construction of society cost was 328 thousand francs. All documents were decorated at the Grand Duke Sergey Alexandrovich, who also accepted personal participation in project financing. This is the most beautiful building of the complex. Looking into the future, regret we state that, like a lot on the Holy Land, this building has lost. In N.v. time here is the Division of the nature of the nature of the nature of the Ministry of Agriculture of Israel, and the Troybuba for the building is not already with the state, but with Prince Philip of Edinburgh, the husband of the Queen of England Elizabeth II, who considers himself a legitimate heir to Sergei Alexandrovich and demands compensation in the amount of 50 million pounds that His view is equivalent to a given amount in francs.

The Nikolaev coupon became the later in the number of Jerusalem projects of the IPGO, called so in memory of the last Russian self-container. It was intended for persons of noble origin and just rich people (the price for accommodation and service in the opposition shared into three categories. Accordingly, they were also installed, which was: 13 kopecks, two and four rubles a day). Treaty for design with St. Petersburg architect A.E.Elkin was concluded in April 1902., But both design and construction, by virtue of common adverse circumstances (Russian-Japanese War, revolution 1905.) It’s hard to go. The building was consecrated only on December 6, 1905. – on the feast of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker, the Social Holy Emperor, when there was no longer the chairman of the IPPO Sergey Alexandrovich, nor in.N.Heathrovo.

Elizavtian compound was a stirrerious house that was able to take more than 300 pilgrims at the same time. It is also lost for Russia and in it is in n.v. World Court of Jerusalem.

Of course, these buildings were not the only, there were other, both residential and utility. We called only those that determine the architectural face of the complex as a whole. And finally, the cathedral in the name of the Holy Library Trinity ..

Single PRESSOBAL CABILE Temple in honor of the Trinity was laid on August 30, 1860. Architectural project M.AND.Epinger is made in traditions characteristic of temple construction adopted on Athos. He designed him with ten chapters, two adhesives and two bell tower. I will enter the Basilica of the Temple … For the churches of the Holy Earth, it is quite spacious and somehow a homely homely. We are encountered by iconostasis, on the bronze royal gates of which the inscription: "These gates are brought to the gift of the Cathedral Church in the name of the Holy Life Trinity by their imperial high grains of the Grand Duke Konstantin and his wife, the Grand Duchetia Alexander Iosifovna". Icons for them wrote already mentioned by me famous Russian artist Nikolai Andreevich Koshelev (1840 – 1918.G.). Two-tier carved oak iconostasis made by the St. Petersburg Master of the Oktten Plant.A.Leontiev in drawing architect A.NS.Dmitrieva in 1869. Name of icon painter N.M.Chelyapova is little known, and the name of the one who painted the entire temple, leaving the descendants into the inheritance image of the Trinity in the Altar, is unknown at all.

Near the Troitsky Cathedral is the building of the RDM with the Office, the reception room, the refectory, a kitchen, a library and a hotel. The central part of the building is occupied by the Church of the Holy Martyr Tsaritsa Alexandra, surrounded by four miniature inner courtyards. The church is small, with one-story oak iconostasis. Icons are written by St. Petersburg masters: Academician of Byzantine painting in.V.Vasilyev (1828 – 1898.G.) and the famous icon painter in.M. Pereschonov worked in the creative "tandem" not once. On the walls and sails of the arches depicts of the Saints: Apostles Jacob and Andrei, Velikomarters Barbara, Alexandra, Catherine, Archidacon Stephen, Leonid Martyr. On the left, on an analogue, lies the icon of the Holy Trinity, presented in 1997 by the Holy Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Alexia II in honor of the 150th anniversary of the RDM in Jerusalem.

The Cathedral of the Holy Library Trinity is the main church advent of RDM in Jerusalem owned by the Moscow Patriarchate. The head of the RDM is Archimandrite Elisha (and.Ganaba, 1962.R.).

Services are held here, which the Orthodox residents of Jerusalem and tourists come. Many are interested in the possibility of passing the sacraments of baptism and wedding, communion and confession here, on the Holy Land. It seems to me to be relevant to inform about them of my reader: – Reception notes about health and rest: for one service (up to 10 names) – $ 1.50; half a year (for one name) – $ 12; for a year (for one name) – $ 23; – those who want to confess and competent must prepare for the Holy Mystery: 1. read the prescribed prayers for communion; 2. in advance (for three days) fast and prepare for confession; 3. On the day, the communion come on an empty stomach (not less than 8 hours before the communion not drink and not there); 4. Sent to the temple, immediately warn church about their desire to confess;

– For baptism and wedding rites, pilgrims must have a passport, and for the wedding, the certificate of marriage registration is also. Wedding is not performed: in posts, on the eve of Wednesday, Friday, Sunday and Great Holidays.

Cathedral of the Holy Library Trinity – MP RPC. Holy Trinity Cathedral.

Address: Migrash Harussi P.O.B. 1042 Jerusalem.
TEL.: 972-26-252565.
Location: Russian Compound, Quarter adjacent to Jerusalem City Hall or from Jaffa Street.
How to get to the city hall of Jerusalem.
Visiting hours: With Poned. Friday: 09:00 – 13:00. Services: Sub.- at 08:00 and at 16:00, excber.- at 08:00. At another time – by agreement.
The entrance is free.
Additional data: it is possible to inspect some buildings of the Russian compound by prior arrangement. Photo-video allowed.

Russian Orthodox Female High Monastery

This to all the well-known Orthodox abode is located in Ein-Karem, suburb of Jerusalem. Here Elizabeth lived, cousin of the Major Virgin Mary, to the visit to which she came after the Archangel Gabriel gone to her about the future birth of the Son. This event occupies a huge place in the Christian tradition, t.To. It marks the first meeting between the Sala of Elizabeth, John the Baptist, and the Son of the Virgin Mary, Jesus,. Future Forerunner met with the future Savior. The place of birth of John the Baptist (Forerships) could not not attract the interest of a friend already for the previous "walks" of Father Antonin. He conceived to buy a plot here and build a Russian colony on him. The acquisition of land happened incredibly difficult and could make a separate story. Be that as it may, in 1871, two small houses were bought with sections adjacent to them. Purchase related land has already been the case of technology, and the territory is soon formed, sufficient for the device of a small colony. Invaluable assistance in attracting funds provided by Archimandrit Antonina Former Russian Minister of Communications.NS.Melnikov, who organized a special committee for collecting donations in St. Petersburg. The first inequer the monastery became Inokine Paul. She stopped at first in the cave, but over time, on the blessing of the father of Antonin, passed in specifically for her built house. Then others appeared. They allocated plots not only for construction, but also for vegetable gardens, and other business needs. In 1886, a night charter was adopted. The first priority of the monastery became a nun Valentine. In 1903, it was opened in 1903 icon-painted workshops. The building was carried out rather chaotic, houses serving nuns to housing cashers, scattered to this day in the vast territory of the monastery. By 1917, about 200 nuns lived in Him.

In 1883, the temple was consecrated in the name of the icon of Kazan Our Lady. She is miraculous, constantly located inside the temple, but, in accordance with the tradition established in the monastery, the nuns bypass each day with her territory, the rebelieving abode from any possible misfortunes.

The second shrine is located on the territory of the monastery – the stone, which, according to tradition, is considered to be exactly the stone, standing on which John the Baptist pronounced his first sermon.

It is worth noting with satisfaction that in recent years it has become much more well-keeped here. Pay attention to the busts supplied by the Church. This is archimandritis, distinguished by the duties of the heads of the RDM. Busts are presented by the abode of the famous sculptor.Tsereteli. And in the Igumen garden look at nothing outwardly not noteworthy, almost dried flowers. They are called an unhapite bunk. Flower can only be seen in the mining. The plant blooms only on the passionate sadmice, and on the eve of the bright Christ of the Resurrection – flows down.

You are surrounded by the atmosphere of complete benevolence. Nuns are welcoming and ready to answer any of your questions. Without a doubt, the experienced leadership of the monastery of the monastery of Georgia is promoted (in the world of Schukin). In N.v. About 60 nuns living in the monastery, each of which has its own obedience: in the sacristy, refectory, iconographic or sewing workshops, in the library or in the candle. In addition, they all contribute to accommodation in the monastery of pilgrims who come from Russia.

Russian Orthodox Female High Monastery – RPC MP. Monastery Gorny

Address: AIN-KAREM. Monastery Gorny.
TEL.: 972-26-412887.
Location: Ein-Karem (suburb of Jerusalem, about 8-10 km.)
Route: by flight buses from the Central Station of Jerusalem Nos. 17 and 17-A to Ein-Karem or to the Adass Hospital (the monastery has two entrances from different sides).
Visit hours: There is no clear time visiting. According to prior arrangement.
Login: Free, donations at part.
Additional data: A visit to the churches associated with the John Baptist, located in Ein-Karem, the source of the Virgin Mary.

Jerusalem. Russian Orthodox Church in Jerusalem

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