Annunciation Monastery (Nizhny Novgorod): description, photos

monastic life chosen by those who wish to dedicate themselves to God.In the monasteries to pray, work, earning their daily bread, paint icons, celebrate religious holidays.

XIII century works Annunciation Monastery (Nizhny Novgorod).Many ills and misfortunes experienced monastery during that time, but with the revival of the spiritual life of the holy place was not only a haven for monks and educational center.


Annunciation Monastery (Nizhny Novgorod) founded the Grand Duke Georgy Vsevolodovich and Vladimir Bishop St Simon.It happened in 1221 with the laying of the city.

Eight years later came to the monastery walls forces Moscow prince pagan Purgasa.Burned and ruined monastery ceased to exist for a hundred years.

During the restoration of the monastery took the Metropolitan of Moscow Alexy.Through the efforts of Bishop in 1371 and erected a consecrated white-stone Church of the Annunciation.Since the Annunciation Monastery (Nizhny Novgorod) began to revive.Donations are brought in, and ordinary citizens, and members of the aristocracy.

during XVIII-XIX centuries the monastery gradually became a center for the propagation of the Christian culture.There were kept rare books, music chants.The monks were engaged in agricultural work.

In 1919 Annunciation Monastery (Nizhny Novgorod) was closed and was destroyed.It was located in city schools and communal apartments workers.Militant atheists destroyed the stone chapel and other buildings not repaired for years.Not helped by the fact that the church considered cultural objects and icons - artistic value.Restoration work began only in the 70-80-ies of XX century.

In 1987, completed the restoration of the monastery, however, was not about worship and speech.Church life in the monastery began to revive only four years later, when these lands returned to Nizhny Novgorod diocese.The first abbot of the monastery was the oldest of the Nizhny Novgorod Archimandrite Cyril (Basil).Currently, the monastery is headed by Archimandrite Alexander (Lukin).

Monastery today

The Annunciation Monastery Nizhny Novgorod takes a strict monastic life: prayers are made, rules and Divine Liturgy.The brothers travel to the holy places themselves take pilgrimages, tour groups.

The monastery icon-painting work, sewing and candle shops, a bakery for baking communion bread.At the request of the parishioners made nominal icons.Seamstresses are busy not only clothes for the monks, but also embroidered icons.Works of masters are sold in the shop.There's also offer customers books, utensils, audio and video with the church singing.

of the temple on the territory of the monastery is the Cathedral of the Annunciation, Assumption, St. Sergius, St. Andrew and Alexis church, steeple.

As mentioned above, the Annunciation Cathedral of the Moscow Metropolitan Alexy was erected in 1370.Over the years, the temple decayed, so in the middle of the XVII century old building was dismantled and erected a new building.Instead of one chapter in the new church provided five.The central chapter is onion shape, small - helmet.Three-meter basement before the revolution rented local merchants.

During its existence, the cathedral several times been subjected to fire, the effects of natural disasters, and in the years of Soviet power in the building of the church had planned to organize a museum of atheism or concert hall.

Assumption Church built in the XVII century.Today, the temple is an architectural monument.The interior is covered closed vault with two decorative stone tents.Crowned by two church towers that Taras Shevchenko compared with innocent maidens.The crosses on towers consecrated in 2010. The governor of the monastery abbot Alexander (Lukin).

between the Annunciation Cathedral and the southern wall of the monastery is located Sergius church, consecrated in honor of St. Sergius of Radonezh.The building is decorated in the style of Russian baroque.The windows are brick trim with broken pediments.

in 2009-2010.walls and ceiling of the temple repellent-impregnated anew plastered, painted for the altar set a new iconostasis.

St. Andrew's Church is located in the central part of the fraternal housing.The walls and arches of buildings preserved from the XVII century, and the abbot and monks' cells was rebuilt two centuries later.The church in honor of St. Andrew was consecrated in 1840.

Alekseevskaya church was built in 1822-1824 years when the monastery was Archimandrite Macarius, and Nizhny Novgorod shepherd - Grace Bishop Moses.The building was erected on a small plot of land, which used to be Holy Gates.

Church in honor of Metropolitan Alexy of Moscow, revived the monastery, built in the classical style.From the four corners of the world are located gable portico, the central head has a spherical dome, located at the corners of the head of the small side.

between Assumption and St. Andrew's church bell tower.In the monastery runs a holy spring.

Such Annunciation Monastery (Nizhny Novgorod).The history of the monastery is an example of the fact that even after a serious testing can climb and move on.

Skeet "Inexhaustible Chalice"

Life in the world is complicated by the fact that man is constantly exposed to various temptations.Unable to resist temptation, to experience hardship and misfortune, people sometimes commit indiscretions or destroy themselves through alcoholism and other addictions.In such cases, care, and it may have to Annunciation Monastery in Nizhny Novgorod, and more specifically, in the monastery "The Inexhaustible Cup".

Skeet is in the countryside, in the building of the former military base.People come here to pray before the icon of the Mother of God "The Inexhaustible Cup", ask for help in healing from illness.

Guests take care of the cows, goats, poultry, restore the destroyed buildings.But the main thing to come - to rethink their lives, to find the true causes of the problems, to learn the faith.

fate of people who have left the monastery, formed in different ways, but they all connect their lives with God.So Annunciation Monastery in Nizhny Novgorod helps the laity.


most revered monastery in Korsun Icon of the Mother of God.She gave Metropolitan Alexy of Moscow, when the restored monastery.The image consists of three leaflets.On the right hand of the Virgin depicts the archangel Gabriel, on the left - John the Baptist.Unfortunately, until now it remained only a description of the image.The icon itself had disappeared during the Soviet era.Brothers and visitors to the monastery to pray list.

also in the monastery are the icon of the Mother of God "Quick to Hearken", the images of the Iberian and the Smolensk Mother of God, the holy Metropolitan Alexy with a particle of his relics, John of the Ladder.

the monastery and pilgrims often come just inchurched people.They bow particle of the Precious and Life-Giving Cross of the Lord, the relics of St Anthony the Great Martyr Healer Panteleimon and other saints.


The monastery operates Nizhny Novgorod Theological Seminary.It is prepared theologians, priests.Higher spiritual education is fundamentally different from the secular.Before enrolling applicants provide a recommendation of the parish priest, baptismal certificate, and those who are married, and the wedding.Divorced and zhenivshihsya second time to learn not to take it.

Those who have successfully passed the entrance exams, will interview with the rector.The ruling hierarch of the Nizhny Novgorod region evaluates not only the cultural level, but also moral character, inchurched young man.

order in seminary are very strict.Students must wear uniforms, in good faith to prepare for classes, to pray and perform obedience.

after graduation graduates choose themselves where they serve.The object of choice becomes and the Annunciation Monastery (Nizhny Novgorod), which are lovely photos.

Since 2012, residents have the opportunity to attend Sunday school.Students and adults are studying the New Testament, Catechism, hramovedenie, church history, moral theology.With doshkolyatami work on the author's program, including topics such as "We are the world", "Orthodox reader", "Children's Prayer" and "Zdorovёnok."


The Annunciation Monastery Nizhny Novgorod published online magazine "health resort".On the pages of the periodical printed word pastors articles on anniversaries, pilgrimages to holy places, the spiritual development of the personality, the upbringing of children.

Materials are distributed by sections, in accordance with the individual components of the Christian spirit, soul, body.

aim of the project - to promote the preservation of the moral health of the family, development of the traditions of the parishioners of the Orthodox culture.Editorial Board is headed by Archimandrite Alexander (Lukin) and the patron saint of the magazine selected the Archbishop of Simferopol and Crimea Luka.

Annunciation Monastery (Nizhny Novgorod): how to get

Monastery is located at: Nizhny Novgorod, Mill Lane, 1. Before the holy place go tram (stop "Annunciation Square"), buses and taxis (stop "street Chernigov"and" Christmas Street ").

On tour you can get both individually and as a group (25 people).The smaller the group, the more expensive the cost of visiting the monastery.Babies service will cost twice cheaper than adults.With the blessing of the governor of the tour is free.On arrival time agree in advance.Residents of other cities have the opportunity to visit the virtual tour.

Annunciation Monastery (Nizhny Novgorod) services schedule

in the Annunciation Cathedral of the service begins at six o'clock in the morning to perform religious rules.7.30 In taking confession from the time given over to 7.40 hours and 8.00 serve the liturgy.This is followed by prayers and memorial services.In the morning and evening gather at 16.00.After performing the evening monastic rule.

On weekends and public holidays at 7.15 sanctification of waters prayer is made, after which take confession.The clock is transferred to the 8.40 and 9.00 in the liturgy takes place.After the liturgy, served festive prayer.

Alexeyev in the temple liturgy, vespers and matins are every day except Monday and Tuesday.Liturgy begins at seven in the morning, and the morning and evening - at 17.00.On Sundays and public holidays liturgy postponed for an hour later, and from five o'clock in the evening going all-night vigil.

From June to August and from 30 December to 19 January, when the seminarians rest, services are held daily.Liturgy are at 8.00, and the morning and evening - at 17.00.

Saturday believers gather at the memorial service, and on Sundays - in the liturgy and prayer blessing of water.