The Pskov-Pechora monastery was founded by priest John from Yuriev (now Tartu) in the 15th century. Trip to Russian Saint places. Pskov monastery
Then it was a deserted place, covered with forest. Hunters who were there, once, saw the old man praying on the stone, heard the singing of hermits from the hollow. We do not know for certain about these ascetics. It is assumed that they came from the Kiev caves, and the name of their spiritual leader was Mark. Trip to Russian Saint places. Pskov monastery
For centuries, coffins with the bodies of monks, as well as fallen soldiers and simply residents of the Pechora land, are not surrendered to the earth, but are stacked up in crypts. In the monastery cave necropolis you can see the crypts filled to the very arches with shaby blackened coffins, while no signs of corruption of the dead bodies are seen. Trip to Russian Saint places. Pskov monastery
Six long underground galleries are made in the caves nowadays. Among the buried here are representatives of the famous Russian families: Pushkins, Nazimovs, Buturlins, the relatives of M. I. Kutuzov, the poet A. N.Pleshcheyev, composer M. P. Mussorgsky.
Pskov. The Pskov-Pechora monastery
Travel to Pskov. Pechora.
Program (6 days / 5 nights)
Day 1 Moscow. Departure by evening train to Pskov. A train
Day 2 Pushkinogorye
Arrival to Pskov. Departure to the Pushkin Mountains. Visit Svyatogorsky monastery: Assumption Cathedral, miraculous icons, the tomb of Alexander Pushkin. Monastic meal. Sightseeing tour of Mikhailovskoye and Trigorskoye manors. Return to Pskov. Dinner. Hotel accommodation.
3rd day of. Talabsk
about. Top Departure by bus to Tolbu. Landing on the boat. Departure to. Talabsk (former Zalita). Visiting the church of St. Nicholas (XVIII century.). Visit the cell and the grave of the priest Nikolai Guryanov. Departure to. Upper (former Belov). Visiting the cave temple of Peter and Paul (XVI century.) The former monastery, founded by pr. Dosithea of Verkhneostrovsky. Dinner. Walk on the island: reserved pine and spruce groves. Return to Pskov. Dinner.
4 th day. Pskov
Pechers Breakfast. Visit the Trinity Cathedral on the territory of the Pskov Kremlin (miraculous icons and holy relics). Acquaintance with the temples of the city. Visiting the church ap. John the Theologian. Visit to the St. John the Theological Kripetsky monastery (the holy relics of Savva and Kornilia Krypetsky, bathing in the holy spring). Monastic meal. Departure to Pechery. On arrival - accommodation at the hotel. Evening services. Hotel "The Planet" in Pechery.
The 5th day. Pecheri.Izborsk. Stone
Early liturgy. Acquaintance with the shrines of the Pskov-Pechersky Monastery. Visiting the "Bogomzdanny" caves and the Holy Hill (with a blessing). Dinner. Departure to ancient Izborsk. Visit to the fortress, holy springs, Christmas and St. Nicholas churches. Visit to the churchyard Kamno: St. George's Church (XV century), the grave of the "old man in the world" about. Valentina Mordasova. Bathing in a holy spring. Dinner. On arrival in Pskov departure by night train to Moscow
The 6th day. Moscow In the morning the arrival of the group to Moscow to the Leningrad station.