Monastery”Ascensions of God”, Hirjauca

Hârjăuca Monastery is located in the Calarasi region. Hârjăuca Monastery was founded in 1750 by a monk Inochentie Sava of Calarasi fair. It would be endowed with. his uncle, Miron Badica the monastery, giving Sipoteni estate.
In 1846 the monastery becomes Hierarchal. The first abbot was holding her Irinarh Archbishop of Chisinau, denote them as priests Pantelemon and Ilarion, in which, or made many renovations and changes. In 1917, during the revolution, the russian soldiers have made great devastation and terrible barbarism manifested in a monastery.
After 1918, when Bessarabia(now R.Moldova) was liberated and united with Romania, monastery life normalized. Contributed substantially to the development of the monastery priest Nicodin of Husi.The library’s contribution to extend the old books were brought in Iasi, Bucuresti. The monastery became a great prosperity. But in 1962, at the insistence of a group of aggressive atheist, the monastery was closed. Inside a sanatorium was established with the name “Codru”.
The sanatorium management initiative, especially by Gheorghe Osoianu and the Ministry of Culture, began restoration of the summer church in 1981 “Ascension of God”. Inside, beneath layers of lime and paint the fresco was discovered the old church, built in classical style in the years 1901-1906, by paintings Blinov, Stoyanov and Lemaik. For eight years, painting restorers Vasile Negruta Seraphim Prodan, Alexandra Ivanov and Elena Grigorasenco have restored this wonderful mural.
For the monastery that was to be reopened, in 1993 the local agriculture has allocated two hectares of arable land, and in 1995 – another 10 ha.
In 1994 the monastery gathered 12 dwellers , nursing home nearby was forced to give them a building. In the autumn of 1994 was re-blessed “Ascensions of God” Church. This architecture resembles the Cathedral Church Metropolitan of Chisinau, which was built in the same period.
Only in 1998 was released abbey building, which, after restoration, was dedicated in the summer of that year. All have since been transferred to the refectory and a building with a floor of the winter church.

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