Voronetz, auf deutsch / in english nun calling for prayer, following to an ancient byzantine tradition, employing a percussion instrument, called semantron, used in monasteries by nuns and monks; it's a wooden plate whick, made in cherry tree or sycamore maple, it was used and still is, before the existance of the bells and the clocks, to call people to prayers Voronetz Monastery
Moldovita Monastery - Romanian Monasteries
Travel Bucovina Bucovina Painted Monasteries Bucovina - Monasteries Map Bucovina Traditions Alexander the Kind built the first monastery in Moldoviţa on the banks of the Moldoviţa River at the beginning of the 15th century. The exterior paintings are the best preserved of all the churches of Bucovina. Year Built: 1532 Built by: Prince Petru Rareş […]
Rural Romania: Wolf People in Sheep's Clothing - Smit & Palarczyk
A nun at Moldovita Monastery, Romania. Petru Rareş, who ruled Moldavia, promoted a new vision for Bucovina churches. He commissioned artists to cover the int. and ext. with elaborate frescoes (portraits of saints and prophets, scenes from the life of Jesus). The best preserved are the monasteries in the towns of Suceviţa, Moldovița, Voroneț, Humor, Suceava, Pătrăuți, and Probota. Seven of them--including the Monastery of Moldovița--were placed on UNESCO World Heritage list in 1993.
Sucevița Monastery is an Eastern Orthodox convent situated in NE Romania, S Bukovina. It was built in 1585.The architecture contains both Byzantine and Gothic elements, and some elements typical to other painted churches of N Moldavia. Both interior and exterior walls are covered by mural paintings, which are of great artistic value and depict biblical episodes from the Old Testament. The paintings date from 1601. #romania #unesco