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Gorny Monastery (Горненский Монастырь)


Gorny Monastery is a Russian Orthodox Monastery in Ein Karem, 7 km to the South West of Jerusalem. The history of this female monastery started in 1871 when the head of the Russian Ecclesiastical Mission Archimandrite Antonin (Kapustin) baught a small garden of olive trees near Jerusalem.




Location: 7 km to the South West of Jerusalem




Description of Gorny Monastery

Small community was settled and three years later they received their charter and officially Gorny Monastery was found. The fist monastery church was dedicated in honor of the Kazan Icon of the Mother of God. This is the main church in the monastery compound and also gave the monastery its nick name "Moscovia" Monastery.  In Arabic this word is translated as "Moscow" as a reference to traditional Russian Orthodox churches found in the region. The Cave shrine is dedicated to Saint John the Baptist and was consecrated in 1987. Community of Gorny Monastery started construction of the cathedral dedicated to all Saint of Russian Land in 1911, but outbreak of World War I and subsequent Russian Revolution of 1917 stopped all work. Construction resumed almost a century later in 2003 and completed in 2007. Just in time to celebrate 160th anniversary of the Gorny Monastery.









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