Belogorsky Monastery

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The Holy Cross Cathedral in 1917

Belogorsky Convent (Russian: Белогорский Николаевский монастырь) is a friary in Perm Krai, Russia. Located 85 km south of Perm and 50 km from Kungur, on Belaya Gora (White Mountain).

History[edit]

Construction of the first wooden church on this place was completed in February 1894. Was opened school for orphans boys.

September 16, 1897 on the Belaya Mountain arrived the first procession from Moscow and St. Petersburg on, was delivered five holy icons. In November 16, 1897, the wooden church burnt down. Construction on the new, two-story, stone church began in June 1902, but it was opened only in 1917. Tragic events had come to the monastery in 1918. On August 12, 1918, the Bolsheviks tortured and threw the monastery's Archimandrite Varlaam into the river Kama. From August 1918 to January 1919, the Bolsheviks executed and tortured 34 monks of the monastery. In March 1923, the monastery was completely closed.

During Soviet times, the monastery was used as a nursing and invalid home. Reconstruction of the monastery began in late 1980s.

Sources[edit]

  • Сойкин П. П. Белогорский Свято-Николаевский монастырь в Осинском уезде // Православные русские обители = «Православные русские обители»: Полное иллюстрированное описание православных русских монастырей в Российской Империи и на Афоне., Книгоизд-во П. П. Сойкина, 1909. — СПб.: Воскресение, 1994. — С. 161-162. — 712 с. — 20000 экз. — ISBN 5-88335-001-1

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Coordinates: 57°23′31″N 56°13′48″E / 57.39194°N 56.23000°E / 57.39194; 56.23000