1 Life In a Monastery: How Is It Like?

Life In a Monastery: How Is It Like?

Posted on June 11, 2013 by team

What can be more extreme than an attempt to live as a real monk in a real monastery, to follow all its rules?

Right now you are going to see the photo report of one Russian blogger who decided to do this and went to Russkiy Island of the Russian Far East where St. Seraphim of Sarov monastery is located.

Approaching the island.

Here it is, St. Seraphim of Sarov monastery.

St. Seraphim of Sarov monastery.

Simple rules for pilgrims and guests of the monastery.


The monastic cell is in the attic of the temple. The entrance is rather small so one has to bend down to get inside.

There are nine bed inside the cell. There are a lot of icons and crosses on the walls. Every monk has a bedside table and a lamp.

The first task was set in the morning – to clean the floor from wax drops.


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One Response to “Life In a Monastery: How Is It Like?”

  1. RB says:

    I think that’s my cat but how did she get there from Canada?

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