Nicoreni Monastery in Moldova
Nicoreni Monastery is situated at the distance of 11km West of Drochia town, Nicoreni village.
The monastery was funded by archimandrite Rafail in the summer of 1992 on a place which was once a resting zone. The complex, constituted by two bodies of houses and a building, had been repaired in two years and hallowed in 1994. The building, where the canteen was, was turned into a winter church dedicated to the Holy Virgin-Janitress festival. The two bodies of houses were the monks’ and the pilgrims’ cells. The construction of the summer church, with the celebration of Saint Prophet Ilie festival, began in 1993. The first level was built in 5 years. This church was being built in the Russian style harmonized with the local style.
Two levels were planned to be built, each having three altars.
Also, a spacious refectory with a kitchen was built in 1996, but in the summer of 1998, the refectory was painted in Neobyzantine style by two master painters from Drochia.
The monastery has an impressive library, where Russian literature, especially prayers for the dead texts, canons and psalm books can be found.
Translated from Romanian by Leca Olga, Moldova.ORG