Saharna Monastery

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Saharna Monastery
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1996 stamp
Location Saharna, Rezina District
Country Moldova
Denomination Eastern Orthodoxy
Status Monastery
Completed 1776

The Saharna Monastery (Romanian: Mănăstirea Saharna) is a monastery in Saharna, Moldova.

The "Holy Trinity" Monastery of Saharna, situated about 110 km north of Chișinău, on the right side of the Nistru River, is considered to be one of the biggest centres for religious pilgrimages in Moldova. Here can be found the unique relicts of St. Cuvios Macarie, and on the top of the high cliff, according to a legend, there is a footprint of St. Maria. The legend says that a monk from the monastery once saw the shining figure of Saint Maria on the top of a rock. When reaching that spot the monk saw a mark of a footstep on the ground.


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Coordinates: 47°41′42″N 28°57′56″E / 47.69500°N 28.96556°E / 47.69500; 28.96556