Russian monastery in 1896

Russian monastery in 1896

Some photos from now ancient times – 18th century Russia, to be exact 1896, Russian monastery on the island. You can feel the spirit of pre-20th century Russia coming from those photos:

Russian monastery in 1896

 

Monk sitting next to a “Saints Well”

Russian monastery in 1896

The view of the monastery from the steamship.

Russian monastery in 1896

The monastery itself.

Russian monastery in 1896

A view of the monastery hotel behind the trees.

Russian monastery in 1896

Monastery main cathedral.

Russian monastery in 1896

A monastery hotel up close.

Russian monastery in 1896

Monastery walls.

Russian monastery in 1896

Monastery leader.

Russian monastery in 1896

Monastery leader in his room.

Russian monastery in 1896

Monastery leader and the monks.

Russian monastery in 1896

Monk feeding chickens.

Russian monastery in 1896

Chicken feeding monk near a chicken house.

Russian monastery in 1896

Some technical buildings of the monastery.

Russian monastery in 1896

Monks standing on the boulders near the island.

Russian monastery in 1896

A procession of monks coming out of the monastery gate.

Russian monastery in 1896

Another monastery hotel.

Russian monastery in 1896

Transportation of the monks.

Russian monastery in 1896

Monk holding beads and a calendar for the year 1896.

Russian monastery in 1896

Monks.

Russian monastery in 1896

Monk on a staircase.

Russian monastery in 1896

Monks taking care of the crops.

Russian monastery in 1896

Monks near the wooden cross in the woods that commemorate the first monks living here.

Russian monastery in 1896

Relics of monastery, further ravaged by the revolutionists.

Russian monastery in 1896

Monks fishing from the boats.

Russian monastery in 1896

Religious paintings.

Russian monastery in 1896

Russian monastery in 1896

Monks near the small church.

Russian monastery in 1896

Monastery households – stables and some other buildings.

Russian monastery in 1896

Ancient woods on the island.

Russian monastery in 1896

Monks exiting from a church.

Russian monastery in 1896

Russian monastery in 1896

Monks habitats.

Russian monastery in 1896

Steamboats arrived to the pier.

Russian monastery in 1896

A young monk.

Russian monastery in 1896

A local saint weirdo Sergiy.

Russian monastery in 1896

Russian monastery in 1896

Russian monastery in 1896

Those are the monks of the most strict order, often couldn’t talk with anyone.

Russian monastery in 1896

Russian monastery in 1896

Another highest strictest order monk.

Russian monastery in 1896

Russian monastery in 1896

Russian monastery in 1896

Russian army General resting place.

Russian monastery in 1896

A Saint Mary icon.

Russian monastery in 1896

Russian monastery in 1896

A view of the island from water.

Russian monastery in 1896

Crowds of common people arriving to the island for the blessings and praying on the weekends.

Russian monastery in 1896

Monastery kitchen.

Russian monastery in 1896

Monks preparing breads.

Russian monastery in 1896

Monks in the woods.

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4 thoughts on “Russian monastery in 1896”

    • Konevsky Monastery, Konevets Island in the western part of the Lake Ladoga, Leningrad Oblast.
      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Konevsky_Monastery

      • www ….. thanks for the info. I guess people still visit the island as a spiritual pilgrimage. I do notice on G-earth that the island is rather large and basically uninhabited. The Monastery website is currently blocked by an illegal phishing site. Hope that can be cleared up soon.

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