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John the Baptist Monastery description and photos - Russia - Siberia: Novosibirsk. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photos and a map showing the nearest significant objects.
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The Monastery of John the Baptist is one of the brightest shrines in the city of Novosibirsk and a favorite place of pilgrimage for many Orthodox Christians.
The history of the monastery began in 1993, when a believing philanthropist decided to build a temple near the cemetery in memory of her deceased son. The construction of the temple took place quite quickly, and in the same year it was solemnly consecrated in honor of Saint Eugene. After a while, people from all over the country began to come to the monastery, wishing to devote their lives to monasticism and God. In October 1999, the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church approved a decree on the establishment of the monastery of the holy Martyr Eugene in Novosibirsk.
In 2001 the monastery from the Zaeltsovskiy district moved to the newly erected temple of the Archangel Michael and received a plot of land near the temple, where the construction of buildings necessary for the monastery began. The temple of the Archangel Michael, founded in 1996, was built in 1999, but finishing work continued until 2003. The brick building of the temple, made in the Russian architectural style, consists of a main octahedral volume crowned with a dome and a bell tower located under the bulbous dome. The temple also had domes and crosses shining in gold.
In 2001, an additional plot of land was allocated for the monastery near the temple. In 2004, a fraternal building was erected. In the 2000s. a monastery wall with towers was also built. In January 2007 the solemn consecration and raising of the main bell of the temple, weighing 600 kg, took place. In March 2007 a monastery in honor of St. Martyr Eugene was renamed into a diocesan monastery in honor of St. John the Baptist.
Currently, the monastery has two churches: a large one - in honor of the Archangel Michael, and a small one - in the name of the Nativity of John the Baptist. On the territory of the monastery you can also see the brick water-sacred chapel of the Icon of the Mother of God the Life-Giving Spring, built in 2007. There is a children's and adult Sunday school at the monastery.
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