- Departure from Chisinau at 23:00
- In the morning we arrive in Putna.
- Mass at Putna Monastery
- We attend the liturgy at Putna Monastery, after which we have breakfast.
- The cell of Daniil Sihastru.
- After the visit to the monastery, we have lunch at the Putna
- Monastery and then we go to the monastery of Sihăstria Putna.
- After the visit of the Monastery of Sihastria Putna, we go to the Monastery of Sucevita.
- After visiting Sucevita Monastery, we head to Moldovita Monastery.
- At the end of the day, accommodation and lunch at Cătrinari Monastery.
- We start the day with Mass at the Cătrinari Monastery, followed by lunch.
- We continue the pilgrimage by visiting Voroneț Monastery.
- The next destination in the program - Humor Monastery.
- After Humor Monastery, we head to the Monastery of St. John the New in Suceava.
- Departure to Chisinau
- Arrival in Chisinau at about 01:00-05:00
TIPS FOR TOURISTS
- Ladies should wear a skirt and have their heads covered
- It is recommended to have a snack to take with you.
Place of Departure & Return
33 Circus Street (Circus of Chisinau)
- Visiting the monasteries indicated in the program
- Tour-tour transport
- Theological guide
- 2 nights accommodation at the Monasteries (4-6-8 persons per room)
Price does not include
The chronicler Ion Neculce tells the following story about the way in which the place on which the Putna Monastery was to be built was chosen: "Stefan-Voda the Good, when they began to build the Putna Monastery, they shot with a bow from a mountain peak that is near the monastery. And where they hung the arrow, there they made the spur in the oltariul".
Monastery of Sihăstria Putna
The exact date of the foundation of the Sihastria Putna cannot be established with complete certainty, due to the lack of sources. According to the History of Putna Sihastria, with the author being the abbot Sila (1753-1781), Putna Sihastria was founded during the reign of the Holy and Holy Vojvod Stefan the Great. Visiting Putna Monastery (if you wish, you can participate in the vespers or the evening service). Pilgrims can also climb the Cross of Stephen the Great and Holy, and at the end of the day pilgrims are accommodated in Putna.
Daniil Sihastru's Chapel
The Cell of Daniil the Hermit is a cave carved into a rock in the valley of the Vitău stream, where the Abbot Daniil the Hermit lived as a hermit. It is located about 1 km from Putna Monastery.
The Moldovita Monastery, built by Petru Rareș in 1532 and painted in 1537, is a new monastery on the site of - or, more precisely, near - an older ruined one. We do not know exactly when the first building was erected. However, there is more certain news about the construction of the stone monument at the beginning of the reign of Alexander the Good, whose ruins can still be seen today.
Cătrinari Monastery is a tourist attraction in Suceava county, increasingly sought after by tourists. Suceava county is known nationally, even internationally, for the large number of religious buildings, perfect for those who choose pilgrimage as a way of recreation. The monastery is a monastic complex built in an area that administratively belongs to the commune of Panaci, more precisely on the territory of the village of Catrinari. The church is dedicated to "The Assumption of the Virgin Mary".
In the centre of a village situated at the foot of the Carpathians, on the sober green background of the pine forest, stands a simple church with frescoed exterior walls - Voroneț Monastery. The edifice looks like a wide-open illuminated Gospel. This is how the anonymous painters and those who commissioned these paintings had long wanted it: the frescoed walls were meant to show the viewers the teaching of Scripture. And so it is today to visitors from all over the world who are moved to discover, in the midst of a harmonious nature, an even more harmonious edifice, built over 500 years by inspired hands expressing their faith and lyricism in stone and colour.
The beginnings of Humor Monastery go back in time to the reign of Alexander the Good. In the vicinity of the present church of the Humor Monastery, the ruins of an older monastery church erected at the beginning of the 15th century can still be seen today.
Monastery of Saint John the New
The church of St. John the New was built between 1514-1522 by Bogdan II, son of Stephen the Great, continued by his son Stefan the Great, and the painting was added later, during the reign of Peter Rares. It is one of the 8 monasteries in Suceava county listed in the UNESCO heritage. Since 1589 it has housed the miracle-working relics of Saint John the New, and is currently the seat of the Archdiocese of Suceava and Rădăuților. Every year, on 24 June, when the relics of St John the New are brought to Suceava, thousands of pilgrims from all over the country come on pilgrimage to the casket with the relics of the saint.