Posts Tagged ‘monastery’

Orthodox monks in Ukraine defy order to leave Kyiv monastery over Russia links

Orthodox monks from Kyiv’s 11th-century Pechersk Lavra monastery are fighting eviction by the Ukrainian government because of their church’s links with Russia. The ancient golden-domed religious complex is the country’s most significant Orthodox monastery. The monks in residency were, until recently, under Moscow’s jurisdiction. However, they say they broke with the Russian Orthodox Church after […]

Pantanasssa Monastery in Mystras one of Greece’s most sacred places

The Pantanassa Monastery is located in Mystras, an archaeological site close to Sparti, in the region of Laconia. The Castle Town of Mystras was very powerful in the Byzantine era and in the last decades of the Byzantine period this was said to be the second most important town after Constantinople. This breathtaking region is… […]

Saber Sword Found in Greek Monastery May Have Belonged to Turkish Pirates

The origins of a rare sword discovered in a Greek monastery has baffled Greek archaeologists. Read more Section:  News History & Archaeology Read Later 

Ukraine military forces were seen near St. Michael’s Golden-Domed Monastery in Kyiv

Ukraine military forces were seen on the streets near St. Michael’s Golden-Domed Monastery in the capital on Friday as Russia pressed its invasion of to the outskirts of Kyiv. Russia has unleashed airstrikes on cities and military bases and sent in troops and tanks from three sides in an attack that could rewrite the global […]

Moving nativity scene draws visitors to Polish monastery

One of the larger moving nativity scenes in Poland was created at famous Jasna Gora Sancturay, south Poland. This year’s Jasna Gora moving Christmas crib consists of over 400 figurines, 300 of them are movable. They from Poland, Italy, Portugal and Germany. Everything that happens around the central character,baby Jesus,is an attempt to recreate everyday […]

Polish activists hold LGBT rights march at foot of monastery

Parades for LGBT rights took place under heavy police presence on Saturday at the foot of Catholic Poland’s most revered monastery in Czestochowa, in the south, and in Gdansk, on the Baltic coast. The massive police presence, which included officers on horseback, was seen as the factor that prevented any clashes with far-right groups, which […]

Lost Anglo-Saxon Monastery of Controversial Queen Found

Archaeologists from the University of Reading have been performing excavations on the grounds of the Holy Trinity Church in Cookham, a small village on the River Thames in England. They have been searching for the ruins of a long-lost early medieval monastery, which was built more than 1,300 years ago in the 8th century AD. […]

Moscow police discover brothel on Russian Orthodox monastery premises; abbot believed to be Putin advisor

SEVASTOPOL, RUSSIA – AUGUST 18, 2017: Russia’s President Vladimir Putin, Russia’s Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev and Bishop Tikhon (Shevkunov), left-right, of Yegoryevsk, superior of Moscow’s Sretensky Monastery, visit the National Preserve of Tauric Chersonesos. (Photo by Alexei DruzhininTASS via Getty Images) By Tom ParfittLondon TelegraphOctober 29, 2012Two women were arrested on suspicion of prostitution after […]

Egypt executes monk for murder of bishop at monastery

Authorities carried out the death penalty on an Egyptian monk who killed the abbot of his monastery in 2018, a lawyer and the monk’s brother told Reuters on Sunday. Wael Saad and Ramon Rasmi Mansour, known by their monastic names Isaiah al-Makari and Faltaous al-Makari, were convicted of the killing of Bishop Epiphanius, 64, the […]

Historic Roman Monastery and Stunning Mosaic Unearthed in Turkey

Recently, two unidentified men, conducting an illegal excavation, stumbled upon an invaluable piece of history in western Turkey. The robbers had inadvertently unearthed a rare mosaic that was once part of a Roman monastery, built nearly 1,500 years ago during the Byzantine era of the Roman Empire. As reported by the Anadolu Agency , a […]

Ancient Hilltop Monastery Led by Female Monk Found in India

Archaeologists have discovered a unique hilltop monastery in eastern India. The 11th or 12th century religious center is special because of its location and because it was headed by a Buddhist nun, who may have led an all-female group of renunciates in sacred rituals far from the densely populated areas below. Hindustan Times  reports that […]

The Pskov-Caves Monastery and its 10,000 Monk Necropolis

The Pskov-Caves Monastery is a Russian Orthodox monastery located in the town of Pechory, in the northwestern part of Russia. The monastery was established during the 15th century AD and is well-known for a number of reasons. For a start, it is an important spiritual center for the Russian Orthodox Church. Additionally, it served a military […]

Catholic Monastery in Israel vandalized for 3rd time

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Is there a worldwide uptick in demonic possession occurring?

When the search party reached the disused grain store known locally as Puh-Chi (One Window), the bombing of Nanking was at its height. The night sky was bright with incandescent flares and filled with explosions. Japanese incendiaries were wreaking havoc on Nanking’s wooden buildings. It was December 11, 1937, about 10:00 P.M. The Yangtze delta […]

Australia to spend over $11mn to eradicate carps by releasing herpes virus into rivers

As much as 15 million Australian dollars will be spent on funding the clearing of the Murray-Darling Basin from the country’s worst freshwater feral pest. This will be included into Tuesday’s federal budget, Australian authorities said on Sunday. Interestingly enough, the war on fish is to be waged by an unusual means – the water […]


Newsroom In a terrifying development for all mankind, fully autonomous, armored ROBOTS have been deployed by Russia to do battle inside Syria; and the robots are winning! Robots, novel replacements for boots on the ground, recently made their debut appearance in the Syrian arena, our military sources have revealed. They are cast […]

Macedonia closes border with Greece to migrants – report

“The border is closed,” a senior Macedonian police official told AFP.  The move has left around 600 refugees stranded in Greece. A police spokesman in northern Greece told the agency that the border has been closed since Tuesday evening.  Meanwhile, a Serbian government minister said on Wednesday that Serbia will deny refugees access to its […]

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