How To Get To The Monastery

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Valdaisky Iversky Svyatoozersky Bogoroditsky Monastery is situated in Novgorod region, district of Valdai, 10 km away from Valdai. Valdai is located in the North-West of the Russian Federation, in Novgorod region, just in the middle of the road between Moscow and Saint Petersburg (M10). You can arrive in Valdai by train or by bus (see the timetables below), then by taxi or ship “Zarya-211” to the Monastery. If you go by car, get onto the motorway Moscow – St. Petersburg … Читать далее

Patriarch Nikon

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Eparch Anthony regarded Patriarch Nikon as “the greatest person in the history of Russia”. Nikon was born in May 1605 in the peasant family in the village Veldemanovo in the district of Nizhny-Novgorod. His secular name was Nikita Minin. His childhood was rather hard as he lived with his inhuman stepmother who abused him and even tried to kill. However, since his young age Nikon took an interest in theologies, so he became a novice of Zheltovodsky Makaryevsky Monastery, where … Читать далее