Krypetsky Monastery of Russia… (10)

Krypetsky Monastery

Krypetsky Monastery is located about 23 km from Pskov, Russia. The monastery was originally all wood when it was built in around 1485.  Then in 1547 it was torn down and rebuilt as it stands today, all in stone. Very famous monks lived at this monastery: Basil, St. Nilus, Afanasy Ordin-Nashchokin and Evgeny Bolkhovitinov…

Around 1918, the monastery was closed down by the Bolsheviks who plundered more than 2,600 troy ounces of gold from the monastery and almost tore the bell tower down. The monastery was finally reinstated back into the Russian Orthodox Church in about 1991…

It is even said that it was even revived as a German monastery for a brief while. This happened during World War Two. The monastery has now been repaired and is back in decent shape again. I know this is most likely true because I see a bunch of German references to the monastery in history checks…

Lets hope that this and all the other monastery’s that have had such a rough life surviving in Russia over the years, stay in good shape from now on…

Post by Kyle Keeton
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A survivor of six heart attacks and a brain tumor, a grumpy bear of a man, whom has declared Russia as his new and wonderful home. His wife is Russian and she puts up with this bear of a man and keeps him in line...Thank God for my sweetie and Russia...Кайл Китон