Rudi Monastery - here united will of God with the will of man. Early in the morning get into the car, the last time we check whether all had to go, and go. The way we will neblizkaya: about two hundred kilometers to the north, almost to the Ukrainian border. We can not say that the easy way: by turning to the forty-are waiting for you to bump and pit. But believe me, it's worth it, because we are going to unique places: Reserve Rudi-Arionesti. Here every stone - the history and nature of brain in a fit of inspiration has created the amazing beauty of its landscape: the narrow canyons, steep slopes, forests and beautiful lawn. In the heart of the reserve, on the terrace of the steep valley, called «chimney arfoy», located Rudi monastery.
Each monastery Moldova beautiful in its own way. Strict shape rock monastery Tipova or Old Orhei, luxury Kapriyanskoy cloister, elegant lines of a monastery in Kurki. But particularly interesting Rudyansky monastery in the name of the Holy Trinity. It draws its unique, traditional Moldovan forms, impeccable architectural ensemble, a remarkably fit into one of the most beautiful landscape of Moldova. The history of the monastery is also interesting. According to legend, moldavian voivode Grigore Gike severely ill. Do not have helped either healers or herbalist, or warlock. Voevoda was feeling worse and worse, began to think about the will. But one day at the gate of the house stopped Voivod WHO farmer. He asked to go to voevode and, strangely enough, it missed. Peasant voevode promised full recovery, with the proviso that voivode go, where to say. Lose Grigore Gike has been nothing, he agreed. The next morning they went to the north, in the village of Rud. Here are a monthly farmer treating sick Voivod. Some sources claim that the wine, the others - with water from a local source. Whatever the case, voivode recovered, returned home cheerful and healthy, and in token of gratitude founded a monastery in that place. How much truth in this legend, now will not tell anybody, but there is a monastery and to this day. The main monastery church in honor of the Holy Trinity was built Duca Voda in 1777 with funds Podil merchant Donchula land estates brothers Theodore and Andronake Rud. In those days, in the Gothic style buildings have preferred, but the Church of the Holy Trinity was designed in the classical Moldovan motives, and still is a model of old-Moldavian architecture.
Abode originally founded as a monastery, but for all time of its existence several times became home for nuns. In fact, the monastery Rudi sample 2009 - Women's Monastery, the monks, the brothers are respected, but no more. By the way, just shows that women's monastery: it is necessary only to look in the basement, filled with a wide variety of stocks, all is clear and without prompts. Here, many kinds of jams, pickles, marinades. And rightly so, because a big part of the year nun fast, so it helps only stores. Facilities in the monastery is an enviable wealth and care: fun kvohchut chickens, mychat êîðîâêè, while in the cowshed vozlezhat very well-fed pigs.
In the monastery are open two churches - Holy Trinity and St. Dmitri, a great number of pilgrims flows here on Easter and Christmas. Indeed, in Moldova as it is accepted: if you have not lived in the monastery, then at least one visit to duty.
Unfortunately, the twentieth century brought the monastery many sorrows. In 1946 the monastery was closed, the monks disbanded, and the territory opened a children's home (all better than the mental hospital or prison). The monastery was revived only in 1992, the premises were restored, the decoration of churches restored.
Outside the monastery, too many interesting things. On the slopes of steep ravines preserved plants that grow here, and thousands of years ago. Landscape mrachnovat, but this has its own charm. Omnipresent springs and streams overflow impression, do not sad. Water it as you will not find anywhere else in Moldova. Net, Crystal, amazingly delicious, rich with valuable minerals and salts. Tried it start to believe that it is the springs were the doctor who healed moldavian Voivod. But apart from the water and scenery in the reserve there are many wonderful things. First, a deep cave with traces of life of primitive tribes. Secondly, the remains of two Turkish castles, dating back to IX-XII centuries Mr. e. «Turkish plate» and «Germanary». Third, if you find a good conductor, you will be the remains of ancient fortifications, created before our era the local tribes for defense against enemies. Lots of interesting things hidden in the land itself, many mysteries they can open a close and curious traveler.
Photo by Valerii Corcimari