Saint Euphrosyne Monastery, Polotsk

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See a replica of the famous cross of St. Euphrosyne--a national symbol lost during World War II. The six-armed golden cross, decorated with enamel and precious stones, served as an ark for the storage of Christian relics. The monastery bears the name of its patron--the daughter of a prince of Polotsk and one of the 15 patron saints of Belarus. Learn about the life of this 12th-century nun who built churches, transcribed books, promoted literacy, and sponsored art. The remains of St. Euphrosyne were transferred from Kiev to this monastery, which she founded in 1910. The monastery also features a late-19th-century neo-Byzantine cathedral. Put Saint Euphrosyne Monastery on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Polotsk trip planner .
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  • The place breathes history. I recommend visiting. The temple is old little, the frescoes are beautiful. Only a lot of ads that are forbidden. Does not add motivation and interest in teenagers...
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  • The monastery does not impress with its grandeur, wealth or pomp. But it is a truly blessed place, prayed by many generations of Orthodox believers, carrying peace and spiritual purification. There is a church on site that retains the amazing powers of 12th century frescoes. Words do not convey the depth of feelings, tears themselves pour under the eyes of the faces of the saints. Come, touch the relics of Saint Efrosinia Polotskaya and you will certainly want to return here.
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