Mantle of Virgin Mary Convent

0 Flares Twitter 0 Facebook 0 0 Flares ×

Manastir Pokrov BogThe new monastery Mantle of Virgin Mary Convent (Manastir Pokrov Bog) is located near the village of Aydemir about 7 km from the town of Silistra.

It was built in 1996 with the help of Bishop Gennady, who donated funds for the construction of the temple after the lands were returned to the monastery.

In 2001 four students in Iconography from the University in Veliko Tarnovo painted the temple. In the church you can see portraits of 12 saints and the relics of one of them – St. Teziy. 

Another feature of the church is the collection of jars from different parts of the world, representing various size glass bottles with beautiful crucifixes in them.

Today only the abbess Joanna and one neophyte live in the convent. The courtyard represents a very beautiful and well maintained flower garden with a pavilion in the middle. The convent does not offer food and accommodation.

Leave a Reply

0 Flares Twitter 0 Facebook 0 0 Flares ×