Monastery of Hincu

Hîncu Monastery is a monastery of nuns in the Nisporeni, Moldova. It was founded in 1678. In 1678 he started a new sanctuary, was named protector of Moldavia – Saint Parascheva. The founder of the monastery is considered to be lord Moldovan, Serdar Hâncu Mihalcea. Originally Hâncu monastery, dedicated Preacuvioasei Paraskeva, was founded as a monastery for nuns, with a confessor. After the Tatar invasion in Moldova, was burned and destroyed the church and buildings associated with it being completely ruined hermitage. After these terrible events nuns were forced to leave the hermitage. In 1784 the abbot of the monastery of Abbot Varlaam II a wooden church dedicated to “Dormition Mother of God ”
After nearly 200 years of peaceful existence began persecution of the monastic community. In April 1944 a part of the monastery’s monks in the monastery were evacuated Hâncu Balaciu Ialomita county, but most of them were arrested and taken to prison in the southern Romanian town of Braila. With this, the Prut, in 1944 the monastery was taken and wealth. In September 1949 Hâncu monastery was closed.
During the 60 – 80ths. XX Hâncu monastic complex territory of the Moldavian SSR Ministry of Health built the Sanatorium for lung diseases “woods.” Meanwhile, the church was turned into summer fun club for students and church winter – in storage, the monks were buried in graves dug on the territory of the monastery have been stolen valuables – especially all priests crosses.
In 1992, after a period of 43 years which has been closed, restart their work Hancu Monastery. On 10 September 1992 was restored the monastery monastic community Hancu.
On 25 August 1992, with the blessing of His Eminence Vladimir, Metropolitan of Chisinau and all Moldova monastery was reopened.

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