Departures

  • 18.03.2023
  • 20.05.2023
  • 15.07.2023
  • 09.09.2023
  • 04.11.2023

 

Programme

DAY 1

  • Departure from Chisinau at 06:00
  • Attending the Holy Mass at Vlădiceni Monastery
  • Cetățuia Monastery (we worship the miracle-working icon of Our Lady "Ivirita")
  • Hadâmbu Monastery
  • Accommodation in 3* guesthouse/hotel

 

DAY 2

  • Attend the Holy Mass at Hadâmbu Monastery
  • Galata Monastery
  • Golia Monastery
  • Metropolitan Cathedral - worship the relics of the Holy Word of God. Parascheva - patroness of Moldavia
  • Monastery of the Three Hierarchs
  • Church of St. Nicholas the Great
  • Free time for shopping at Palas Mall
  • 18:00 Departure to Chisinau
  • 22:00-23:00 we arrive in Chisinau

Tips for tourists

  • Ladies and young ladies should be in skirts and with their heads covered
  • It is recommended to have a snack to take with you.

Did you know.

  • From 1860 to September 1872, Ion Creanga served as a deacon at several churches in the city of Iasi. Following family problems and a conflict with the ecclesiastical authorities of the time, on 10 October 1872, Ion Creanga was excluded from the clergy.


Details of the Tour

 

This pilgrimage includes the following monasteries: Vlădiceni Monastery , Cetățuia Monastery, Hadâmbu Monastery, Galata Monastery, Golia Monastery, Metropolitan Cathedral, St. Three Hierarchs Monastery, Church of St. Nicolae Domnesc.


Place of Departure & Return

33 Circus Street (Circus of Chisinau)

Starting Time

06:00


Price Includes

  • Tour-return transport
  • Theologian guide
  • Visit of the monasteries indicated in the program
  • 1 night accommodation in a 3* guesthouse/hotel in 2/3/4 person rooms

Price does not include

  • Personal expenses

Description

Frumoasa Monastery

Frumoasa Monastery in Iasi is an Orthodox monastery of nuns founded in the 16th century by the hatter Melentie Balica and rebuilt several times over time. The present monastery church was built between 1836 and 1839. Situated on a terrace at a relative altitude of 8-10 metres above the Bahlui River, the Church of Frumoasa dominates the landscape with its slender, white silhouette and four spires, surrounded by an imposing tower and enclosed by a weathered stone wall.

Bucium Monastery

Bucium Monastery in Iasi is a monastery of Orthodox Christian monks, founded by the hieromonks Nifon Popescu and Nectarie in 1863 as a metoch of the Romanian hermitage Prodromu on Mount Athos. The church of the monastery is dedicated to "All Saints Sunday" (celebrated on the second Sunday after Pentecost). The monastery is located in a secluded area on Bucium hill, in the southern part of Iasi, and can be reached from Bucium Road (on the Iasi-Vaslui National Road) following the second street after the Plopii senza soț (of the great poet Mihai Eminescu).

Vlădiceni Monastery

Vlădiceni Monastery is a monastery of monks located on the outskirts of Iași, in the locality of Vlădiceni (in the suburban commune of Tomești), on the place called in the chronicles "Poiana Vlădicăi".

Monastery of St. Three Hierarchs

Monastery of St. Three Hierarchs (it was built by the prince Vasile Lupu, between 1637 and 1639, as a royal necropolis - here are the tombs of the rulers Dimitrie Cantemir and Alexandru Ioan Cuza and the relics of St. Hierarch Vasile the Great). At the Metropolitan Cathedral we worship the relics of Saint Parascovia who is considered the patron saint of Moldavia. The church was built on the site of two older churches: the White Church (15th century) and the Stratenia Church (17th century). The present church was built between 1833 and 1839 according to the plans of the architects Gustav Freywald, Bucher and Mihail Singurov. On 23 May 1857, the central vault collapsed, leaving the church in a poor state for the next two decades. From 1880 to 1887, on the initiative of Metropolitan Joseph Naniescu, the second foundation stone was laid and construction was completed. The consecration of the Cathedral on 23 April 1887 was a national event, with King Charles I and Queen Elizabeth taking part in the ceremony.

Golia Monastery

Golia Monastery and the Church of St. Nicholas the Great (built by Stephen the Great; almost all the rulers of Moldavia were anointed and crowned in this church, which is considered a royal church). Between 1866 and 1871 the great writer Ion Creanga lived here with his wife Ileana and his son Constantin while he was deacon at Golia. The house in which the writer Ion Creanga lived at Golia was built at the end of the 18th century. It served for a long time as the monastery's treasury. All the income of the monasteries in Moldavia worshipping Mount Athos was collected here. In the 19th century, the deacons and the singers who served in the church of Golia lived here. In the room where the deacon Ion Creanga lived, a museum has been set up which preserves, among other exhibits, the original deacon's stihar (vestment).

Galata Monastery

Galata Monastery in Iași is a monastery of nuns, founded at the end of the 16th century by the ruler Petru Șchiopul in the western part of the city. It is located on a plateau on Galata hill and can be easily seen from various locations in Iasi.

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