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Konstantin-Eleninsky Monastery in Leninsky description and photos - Russia - Leningrad Region: Vyborgsky District. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photos and a map showing the nearest significant objects.
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The Konstantino-Eleninsky Monastery is a new Orthodox women's monastery, which is located in the village of Leninskoye (Happolo) in the Vyborg district, not far from the resorts of Komarovo and Repino.
There has never been an Orthodox church in this settlement. Previously, these territories were part of the Principality of Finland, and the population was mainly Lutheran. The Orthodox lived in Roshchino, where their church was located.
In 1998, an Orthodox community was created in the village of Leninskoye. A place was set aside for the construction of the temple, which remained from the burnt-out club. The construction of the temple was carried out at the expense of the teacher K.V. Goloshchapova. The foundation stone of the church in the name of Saints Constantine and Helena took place in June 1998, and in February 1999 domes were already installed on the temple. December 1999 eight bells were raised on the belfry. In 1999, during the Nativity Fast, the first service was held in the church, and since May 2000, divine services have been held here on a regular basis. In 2001, the temple was consecrated by His Holiness Patriarch Alexy.
For several years the church functioned as a parish. In 2006. at the request of the Metropolitan of St. Petersburg Vladimir, at a meeting of the Holy Synod, it was decided to open the Konstantin-Eleninsky convent in the village of Leninskoye. Nun Hilarion became the abbess of the monastery. The first sisters arrived here from the Novodevichy Convent in St. Petersburg.
Now there are three churches on the territory of the monastery: the Church of Constantine and Helena, the baptismal church of the Nativity of Christ and the Church of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker. The relics of St. Nicholas Church are the relics of Nicholas the Wonderworker, Spiridon of Tryfunsky, Anthony Dymsky, healer Panteleimon, Alexander Nevsky, Seraphim of Sarov. In addition to these relics, the monastery contains arks with particles of the relics of Constantine and Helena, Apostle Bartholomew, Equal-to-the-Apostles Mary Magdalene, Hieromartyr Charalampius, Great Martyr Theodore Stratilates; the head of the student of Julitta and other saints, a particle of the Tree of the Cross of the Lord. The Iberian icon of the Mother of God, which was painted in Athos in 2002, the icon of the Mother of God `` The Tsaritsa '' is especially revered here. also the Athos letter, as well as the ancient image of Nicholas the Wonderworker, donated to the monastery by V.V. Putin, the icon of the Image of the Lord Vasnetsov Not Made by Hands.
At the entrance to the Nikolsky Church, a sculpture of St. Nicholas is installed, which Z. Tsereteli presented to the monastery. Opposite the Cathedral of Constantine and Helena there is another sculpture - the figure of St. Prince Alexander Nevsky (sculptor A. Charkin). This sculpture was nominated for the competition for the monument to A. Nevsky on the square near the Alexander Nevsky Lavra. But another work won the competition. Next to the monument to Alexander Nevsky there are memorial plaques with the names of those killed in the battles of 1941-45. and other wars of the inhabitants of the village. On May 9, local residents gather near the memorial, a memorial service is served for the victims. There is a Sunday school at the monastery, in addition, an almshouse for the elderly church and clergy is being built. Children from Sunday schools, disabled pilgrims, and laborers are admitted to the monastery with the blessing of their parish priests. In groups of up to thirty people come to the monastery by prior arrangement. Pilgrims are provided with accommodation and meals.
Since 2007, a courtyard of the Constantine-Eleninsky Monastery has been operating in St. Petersburg - the temple of St. Andrew of Crete (Riga Ave.). And recently, another courtyard appeared near the temple - in Lintul (the village of Ogonki, Vyborg district). The Holy Trinity Monastery was built at the expense of the landowners Nero with the blessing of John of Krondstadt. In 1939, during the Soviet-Finnish war, he was evacuated to Finland, where he continues to exist. But now, on a historical site in Lintul, the revival of the former monastery has begun, work is underway to develop a project for a temple and cell rooms. On August 4, 2008, a ten-kilometer religious procession was organized from the Konstantin-Eleninskaya monastery to the former Lintul monastery.
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