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Abraham Monastery (Авраамиев Богоявленский монастырь) (Rostov)

 Abraham Monastery (Авраамиев Богоявленский монастырь) (Rostov)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Description of the Abraham Monastery

Abraham Monastery was found in the 11th century by Abraham of Rostov near Rostov Kremlin. According to local legends in the ancient times this area had a pagan Slavic temple dedicated to god Veles. Shrine was abandoned, but memory of bloody sacrifices was preserved for generations. After death of Abraham his disciples buried him and kept his staff in the main church of the Abraham Monastery. During military campaign of Ivan the Terrible against Tatars of Kazan Russian tsar paid a visit to the Abraham Monastery during his pilgrimage before the battles. He took the staff of the saint and upon successive defeat of Kazan khans he returned and ordered construction of the Cathedral of the Epiphany in 1553- 55.

 

Abraham Monastery of Rostov was plundered by the Polish forces during the Time of Troubles in the early 17th century. However after Poles were defeated life in the convent bounced back quiet quickly. During leadership of Archimandrite Jonah monks erected Vvedenskaya Church in 1650 and Nicholas Gate in the second half of the 17th century.

 

After Russian Revolution Abraham Monastery was briefly ignored by atheist government. A small Orthodox Community under leadership of Archimandrite Neofit (Korobov) briefly existed here, but on March 3rd, 1926 monastery buildings were transferred to the historic museum. Community was finally extinguished on July 16, 1929.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

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