St. Nicholas Monastery Bavykinsky; Skopinsky diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church

Svetochka sent me a link to an ad that is run in a local website. The link on the ad goes to the link farther below. It is a site about our monastery…

Ad in local website...

Ad in local website…

Николо-Бавыкинский мужской монастырь
Скопинской епархии Русской Православной Церкви

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St. Nicholas Monastery Bavykinsky
Skopinsky diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church

At website…

http://nikolobavikinsk.cerkov.ru/kontakty-2/

Which is the new official website of our monastery…

History of the monastery from website

Nicholas Monastery Bavykinsky About four years ago on a mountainside in the forest by local people was found the image of St. Nicholas – on a spring day in the Holy Spirit. There’s also the first miracles began to happen. Quickly the news about the amazing discovery went around the surrounding villages, and the people in great numbers began to come to the source of God’s saints to pray to Nicholas. Soon after the miraculous icon was moved to the nearby temple of the village Large Mozhar, and in the holy source since in the Holy Spirit and St. Nicholas celebrations has always been crowded …

The majestic forest on sandy Bavykin mountain at the foot of it flows the river Couple quiet, skirting the mirror ponds. Flowering meadows along the river with a modest complement the beauty picture the mighty pines and birches shy. In 1879, a farmer from the village Belorechye Elena Sazonov decided to settle in this place with the intention to form a women’s monastic community. To do this, she bought from a local owner of AF Hanykova land, built a two-storey building for the sisters and a chapel in honor of Our Lady of Tikhvin. But all the money to pay the contractual term of the community could not and soon closed. About this trouble found pious merchant Alexei Shulgin and trusting in the intercession of St. Nicholas, took care of all contractual obligations. Soon after the decision of the Holy Synod in 1888, approved by the new St. Nicholas Bavykinskaya female community. And there was another life, imbued with the monastic spirit. The first sisters lived very simply, with the total room and board. Work together on obedience, we prayed together in a warm Tikhvin Church.

May 22, 1894 in the community of converted monastery. With the support of Alexei Shulgin and other donors monastery acquired remarkable view of the architectural ensemble. In the center – a large three-altar Cathedral in honor of St. Nicholas, on either side – stone buildings with cells and Refectory Church of St. Sergius and Nikon of Radonezh, and the monastery walls crowned tower with a clock. Nearby is another 15 wooden residential buildings and their monastery cemetery, and behind them was the very first Tikhvin Church. By the beginning of the October Revolution, about two hundred people prayed and labored within the walls of St. Nicholas Monastery Bavykinskogo. Godless authorities are not left without defilement, and this holy place. The arrests, exile, oppression were a sign of attention of the new government. Buildings and structures expropriated. It was a desperate attempt to bury all holy. But the locals have time to hide the main shrine – the icon of St. Nicholas. Able to preserve and pass on to descendants pure faith and a good memory…

Kinda what I have been talking about all along. There also was a clock in the bell tower, as I mentioned also. Now that I would like to see again…

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