Monastery in Curchi. In the beginning of last year with the big noise there has passed a radio marathon «the Monastery Kurci- from ruins to revival». It has continued the action spent on three years earlier. Then collected donations on restoration of the Kaprijansky monastery. For one of children Ñòåôàíà Great where nice ãîñïîäàðü has constructed surprising stone church - Immersings in dream Ïðåñâÿòîé of the Virgin - citizens have transferred in a 40 million total sum ëååâ. The result of the second action has exceeded all expectations - 2,577 million ëååâ. 1,125 million ëååâ have listed the companies and the enterprises agents into special bank accounts, 864 òûñ ëååâ inhabitants of the country in points on reception of donations have transferred, 94 òûñ ëååâ parishioners in a monastery have offered. In March with a view of constant monitoring and òðàíñïàðåíòíîãî administrations of the financial and material means which have arrived from local and foreign sponsors, intended for financing and support of performance of works on reconstruction and restoration of a monastic complex "Cocks", have been created the Supervisory board. It should inform monthly parliament on the size of the collected and used means for financing and support of performance of works on reconstruction and restoration of a monastic complex "Cocks". In May design works, technical expert appraisal of the buildings united in a monastic complex, archeological excavations have already begun. Till the end of a year it was supposed to begin restoration of first three objects. As it was found out later, the good beginning of business yet does not guarantee its successful end.
It is planned, that this year restoration of churches of Christmas of the Virgin, Sacred Dmitry, library and a monastery museum, àðõèåðåéñêîãî at home and êëàäáèùåíñêîé Churches of All Sacred will come to the end, and also will be lifted a monastery fencing, communication networks and engineering systems are established. Completely to finish complex restoration it is supposed by the end of 2008. Initially works paid off for five years. To reduce terms to two years, possibly, has allowed decision of some large companies to restore on one object at own expense. This week Vladimir Voronin and Mariann Lupu got acquainted with intermediate result of regenerative works. The president has left the upset.
… short visit of the president and the speaker to Cocks enough ðàäóæíî Began. And the peal which has announced a monastic court yard filled in with the bright May spring sun when the presidential train and the head of the state has approached on collars left a black Mercedes, has given to event of regal solemnity. Not delaying greetings, Vladimir Voronin and Mariann Lupu, surrounded with businessmen, contractors and members of the Supervisory board, have gone to the left part of a monastic complex.
To the first the "" object was represented by Jacob Tihman. The accurate yellow building outside looked practically finished. The president remained is happy and even ðàñøóòèëñÿ - has suggested the brewer of the country to pass the main thing in Christian church. Mr. Tihman politely admitted fidelity to belief of ancestors. Not disappointed with refusal, Vladimir Voronin has noticed, as it is good. «There should be in Kishinev a new synagogue», the president has noticed. Also has addressed to following object. On ñâåæåîáëèöîâííîìó to a building there were deep, long cracks …
The head of the company-main thing of the contractor had to be justified then time and again. Definitively angered president towards the end of survey even has suggested to lower profitability of the builder with 5 to 4 %. «Let are enriched in Kishinev, instead of here», Vladimir Voronin was indignant.
As the prior of a monastery archimandrite Siluan tried to switch attention of the president to the objects showing a positive course of vosstanovitelno-restoration works, to journalists Vladimir Voronin left annoyed: «We build not for two years, and at least for hundred years. But quality of building and repair work does not allow to be assured, that âîññòàíàâëèâàåìåå buildings will not demand repair in a year after complex opening».
The disappointment of the president was clear. In the beginning of year during ceremony of connection of the Kurkinsky monastery to a gas pipeline Vladimir Voronin already paid attention of the building companies and investors to importance of observance of the quality standards and the diligent, responsible relation to the begun business. It is visible, have not heard. Or at our people already in blood âåðõîãëÿäíîå, the superficial relation to any work. Especially, if for it to them is due nothing, except the Kingdom of heaven.
Though, concerning is due nothing - here the grandma has in two told. As if having forgotten about the reprimand made ten minutes ago for schedule failure on execution of the obligations taken on, Igor Krapivka while the president complained to a press, already transferred to the speaker the certain document prepared in advance with the seals and signatures. About the relation of a submitted paper to restoration of a monastery I to confirm did not undertake. However, Maryanna Lupu and Igor Krapivku connect old friendly relations.
After departure of the president and the speaker the chairman of the Supervisory board behind a course of works on restoration and restoration of a monastic complex, chairman Schetnoj of chamber Alla Popesku at once retired. It is necessary to it a lot of work, too many remarks have sounded for less than for 30 minutes.
Businessmen and clerics still what time communicated. The good mood of the president «Elita 5» was explainable - Alexander Pinchevskogo had on May, 15th a day of a birth. The head «Petrom-Moldova» … looked with detachment, it seemed behind impenetrable black glasses hid the true relation to all event.
No, idea beautiful: to revive the Moldavian monasteries and to create «the Gold ring of Moldova» that with hotels, with an infrastructure, guides-translators at the head of multi-coloured tourist groups, whether covered with cameras on accurate monastic footpaths … It will be possible?!
In the middle of 19th century the number of monks and novices of the Arhierejsky Kurkinsky monastery reached 200 persons, not including hired people. He owned mills, lakes, more than in 4000 hectares of the earth, the quarter from which was covered with woods.
Monks were able to keep the caught fish fresh the whole year. Of own grapes did top-quality wine, grazed the big herds of pets, cultivated gardens and were able to do magnificent dried fruits. The archival documents confirming have remained, that some fruits of work êóðêèíñêèõ monks reached St.-Petersburg and moved to a table of the emperor.
The monastery was engaged in charities: to 300 persons daily fed with free dinners, since 1812 the monastic school in which children of peasants received an elementary education operated.
It is a picture from the past. What will prepare 230-letnimu for the old man the future?
Photo by Valery Korchmar - Valerii Corcimari