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Dragomirna Monastery, beloved home of Bishop Anastasi Krymka, will host the International Symposium “Landscape Heritage in Contemporary Spirituality, Art and Culture. Anastasi Krymka, Foundation of the First Hospital of Moldova, in Suceava, 7-9 May 2022.

During the event with the blessing of His Eminence Father Kalinik, Archbishop of Suceava and Radauti, the church will be rededicated in the cemetery, the Foundation of Metropolitan Anastasi Krymka, associated with the beginning of the monastic community of Dragomirna.

In the context of the Roman Patriarchate declaring 2022 a year of revival of prayer in the life of the Church and Christians and a memorial year for Saints Hesichest Simeon the New Theologian, Gregory Palamas and Paisi Neamt, the seminar dedicated (St. Pius Paisi of Neamt), Abbot of the Monastic Settlement between 1763-1775, aims to draw attention to The life and work of those who made Dragomirna remain forever the blessed place of peace, light, prayer and joy.

On the occasion of the 420th anniversary of the founding of the monastery, the Hermitage Church, also known as Dragomirna Mică, located in the cemetery of the monastic settlement, will wear the robes of canonization on the third Sunday after Easter, May 8. . Placed under the protection of the canon of Enoch, the prophet Elijah and Saint John the Theologian, an unprecedented patron saint of our lands, the place was founded in 1602 by Luca Stroichi, the great Lugopati, by his brother Semyon Struci, the great treasurer, and by Anastasi Krymka, Leader, man of culture, lover of art and the nation.

Mass on the occasion of the 250th anniversary of the founding of the present iconostasis by Saint Paize in 1772, will be performed on Sunday by His Eminence Father Damashin Dornall, Vicar of the Diocese of Suceava and Radauti. The priest will seal the liturgy of the Holy Altar and bless the inside and outside of the church by sprinkling it with holy water and marking the image of the Holy Cross with the holy and great anointing.

The event will continue with the Holy Episcopal Liturgy, within the monastic group, next to the large chapel, on a specially arranged platform. And in order for the spiritual joy to be complete, the answers to the peasant group “Peasant Lions” of the Dragomirna Monastery will give the answers.

Starting at 19:00, in the monastery church, dedicated to the feast of the “Birth of the Mother of God”, vigils will be held in honor of Saint Paizi, which the Roman Orthodox Church mentioned on November 15.

On Monday, May 9, the proceedings of the international symposium “Landscape Heritage in Spirituality, Art and Contemporary Culture. Anastasi Krymka, founder of the first hospital in Moldova in Suceava.

The Science Outreach session will start at 9:00 and will feature guest experts in theology, history, linguistics, and more:

Vasily Demsyuk – Dragomirna Monastery from Anastasi Krymka to Saint Paizi of Neamt, founders of Orthodox culture and philanthropy in Moldova

Marina Frasio – Russian pilgrim: Sergey Sitferikov, author of the first modern monograph on Bizi piety Velikovshi

Serghei Şumilov – New information from the archives about the Feast of St. Bezi Felicikovci in Chile dedicated to St. Constantine of Mount Athos

Alexandra Crito – Saint Paisi – Abbot of the Eastern Orthodox Monastery

Alexandru Prelipcean – The Filocalia Phenomenon and Receiving Margins: From Text to Context

Urban Marius – Some data on musical piano from Cernica

Constantine Kornarakis – Treasure of linguistic tradition as the basis for the rebirth of modern man

Roger Koreshek – Hesychasm and Pastoral Care at St. Gregory Palamas: Models for the Twenty-first Century

Leonty Ivanov – Elder Bayezy Felicikovsky in Travel Notes of a Monk from Iasi

Viorel Laiu – Saint Paisie and the activity of translating patristic works in the Neam . monastery

Mihai Kobzyuk – Reflections of light in the life and work of Saint Paisi Felicikovci.

The end of the meeting will be celebrated with the release of the brochure “The Cemetery of the Dragomirna Monastery – Four Centuries of Existence”, edited by the Dragomirna Monastery Society, one of the latest publications of the Krymka publishing house of the Diocese of Suceava and Raduti.

The seminar concludes with a guided tour of Dragomirn Castle entitled “In the Footsteps of St. Baize”.

The entire event will be broadcast on the national television station Bucovina TV and can be watched live on the official pages of the Diocese of Suceava and Radauti and its media partners, Bucovina TV, Doxologia, Trinitas TV, Basilica, Ziarul Lumina.

According to the inscription above the entrance door of Dragomirna Mică, as the church is also known, those who founded it were Metropolitan Anastasi Krymka and the brothers Luca and Simon Struci. “In the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, honored in the Holy Trinity, God and the Blessed Mother and the Law of Enoch and the Prophet Elijah and Saint John the Theologian, this church was built by humble servants and worshipers of the Holy Trinity Crimcovici, former Bishop of Răduți and Ban Lupul Stroici, great interlocutor and his brother, Pan Semyon, the great treasurer, in 1602, July 27.

If at first the religious service was constantly performed in the church, after the construction of the large church dedicated to the “Descent of the Holy Spirit”, the place of worship became ill, at the request of Metropolitan Anastasi Krymka.

Despite its small size, with only the nave and the holy altar, the stone-built church has a special architecture, but it is similar to the Moldovan nave. In terms of painting, the place of worship in 2017-2019 benefited from restoration work that resulted from the discovery of traces of murals inside and outside, but not preserved due to bad weather, in an icon of the eighteenth century. The horn can be found inside.

With regard to the cemetery, in the center of which is the chapel dedicated to the Three Saints who do not sleep, here in the last four centuries the immortal communities that needed them in the Dragomirna Monastery have found their place.

The only basis of Anastasi Krymka represented in miniature manuscripts made in the Dragomirna Miniature School, the hermitage church is called “the place of healing of soul and body”, according to historical sources written in the 18th century.

Today, the Dragomirna Monastery, the fruit of the love of God, the Compassionate, the Merciful and the prayers of those who loved this place, of monks, monks and believers, brings peace, joy and fidelity to those who have reached the threshold of this foundation that celebrates 420 years of chosen work.

(The Diocese of Suceava and Radauti)

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