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St. Nicholas Monastery description and photos - Belarus: Mogilev. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photos and a map showing the nearest significant objects.
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The Orthodox St. Nicholas Convent in Mogilev is an architectural monument of the 18th century, was built in the Baroque style. The beginning of the construction of the monastery dates back to the 17th century, when the Archbishop of Kiev Petro Mohyla received permission from King Vladislav IV to build the Church of St. Nicholas in Mogilev. In 1637 a wooden church was built, and in 1672 - a stone church of St. Nicholas, around which the St. Nicholas nunnery arose.
During the Northern War, the monastery was plundered by the Swedes, and later by other lovers of barbarian raids. During one of the robberies, a fire broke out, during which all the wooden buildings of the monastery burned down and the stone ones were badly damaged.
In 1719, the nuns of the nunnery moved to the Barkolabovsky Monastery, which was safer in those years, and within the walls of St. Nicholas Monastery they organized a man's monastery, which existed in Mogilev until 1754, after which only St. Nicholas Cathedral remained active.
In 1934, Soviet officials closed the St. Nicholas Cathedral, the utensils were confiscated, and the iconostasis was destroyed. A transit prison was set up within the walls of the cathedral. The prison was closed in 1941. After the war, a book depository was set up within the walls of the former temple. Inexperienced restoration and misuse of the temple further destroyed it. Therefore, by the time of the transfer to the Orthodox Church in 1989, the monastery was in a deplorable state.
Now the monastery is fully restored and modernized. In 1996, a sisterhood was organized in the name of Vera, Hope, Lyubov and their mother Sophia. The monastery has a Sunday school and a youth church choir.
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