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 site was completed in February 1894. It was opened as a school for orphaned boys.

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

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

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