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Brief information about the cultural program

GORITSY.
Monastery of St. Pherapont and Monastery of St. Cyril on the White Lake

The village of Goritsy, home to the Resurrection Convent, standing at the shoreline. Just a 7 kilometers away From Goritsy there is a town Kirillov, where one of the major Orthodox strongholds of Old Russia, the Monastery of St. Cyril on the White Lake is situated.

Founded in the 14th century, the monastery has preserved its remarkable architecture and fascinates the visitors by its majestic churches enclosed within austere fortress walls. The monastery is also famous for its museum of icons some of them are the oldest in Russia.

ISLAND VALAAM. Valaam Monastery

The island of Valaam within an archipelago of islands in the Ladoga Lake does deserve its world fame. The island hosts a functioning friary with its chronicle dating back to the X century, Spaso-Preobrazhensky Cathedral, the St.Peter and Paul Church and several skits that preserve spiritual values and are magnificent monuments of Russian architecture. Besides all this are combined with the islandТs unique nature.

The monastery is under immediate jurisdiction of the Patriarch of All Russia.



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