EXCURSION TO THE RAIFA BOGORODITSKY MONASTERY

EXCURSION TO THE RAIFA BOGORODITSKY MONASTERY

You will visit the Raifa Bogoroditsky Monastery. It was founded in 1662, and later it was reconstructed several times. The last buildings were completed at the beginning of the XX century. The monastery will make a huge impression on you, it is a unique complex that is made in the Baroque style. It has 6 functioning churches, the monastery's holy relic is a miraculous copy of the Georgian image of the Most Holy Theotokos of the late 17th century. Until now, pilgrims from all over the world come to this icon and ask for help. She is located in the cathedral, named in her honor. In addition, on the territory of the architectural ensemble there is one of the smallest churches in Europe – St. Sophia Church. The main temple of the monastery is considered to be the Cathedral in the name of the Holy and Life-Giving Trinity, and the oldest is the Church in the name of the Venerable Fathers, in Raif and Sinai beaten. The Raifa Theotokos Monastery is active and services are held here every day. Also, there is a holy spring in the monastery complex. The monastery is located on the shore of Lake Raifa in a picturesque forest, part of the Volga-Kama Preserve which was established in 1960. You will be amazed by the beauty of the surrounding nature.

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