In the Vologda Archdiocese restored the historic Nativity Ferapontov monastery


19 October 2018 the newly established Nativity of St. therapontus monastery arrived Metropolitan of Vologda and Kirillov Ignaty, reports the Synodal Department for monasteries and monasticism.

Upon arrival at the monastery of St. therapontus, Bishop Ignatius prayed and venerated the reliquary of the monk Martinian Belozerskoe.

In connection with the entry of hieromonk Ioasaf (Vishnyakov) in the management of Ferapontov monastery Metropolitan Ignatius at the Cathedral of the Nativity of the virgin has performed the rite of placing him in the Abbot of the monastery with the presentation of the Abbot staff.

With the rite of placing in Abbot prayed, rural Dean of the monasteries in the Vologda diocese hieromonk Nikandr (Pylyshyn), Abbot of the Kirillo-Belozersky monastery Abbot Anastasius (Dudarchuk), the Secretary of the head of the Vologda Archdiocese hieromonk Daniel (Durjagin), monks of Vologda monasteries in Holy orders.

In the Cathedral of the Nativity of the virgin was attended by the Deputy Governor of the Vologda region O. A. Vasilyev, Director of the Kirillo-Belozersky Museum-reserve of M. N. Sharomazov, abbess of the Voskresensky Goritsky convent hegumeness Tabitha (Fedorov), the pilgrims arrived on this momentous day in the famous abode.

After the service, Metropolitan Ignatius gave the hegumen Ioasaf (Vishnyakov) naprestolny gospel.


Set like an altar Gospels during his visit to Vologda 16-17 June his Holiness the Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill donated the Vologda diocese for new and restored monasteries and temples.

Bishop Ignatius congratulated the audience with a historically significant event for the entire Russian Church – a full-fledged revival of monastic life in one of the oldest male monasteries of the Vologda Archdiocese – the Nativity of the virgin Ferapontov monastery: “I believe that our joint work with the Museum community will be to serve our Fatherland and our people.”

Greeted the audience asked the Deputy Governor of the region O. A. Vasiliev:

“94 years later, at the Ferapontov monastery is reviving the spiritual life. This is the best incarnation of the leave-taking of the historical memory of the founders of the ancient monastery in the Vologda land”.

“Of course, we were waiting for the day of fulfillment of historical justice, and I hope that now, when the spiritual life of the Ferapontov monastery will be the main, combination of cultural heritage and spirituality will make this Holy place more attractive for pilgrims and tourists,” – said Oleg.

The Deputy Governor wished first Abbot of the revived Ferapontov monastery to live in peace and goodness, and to the founders of the monastery – the monk Ferapont and Martinian, and all the saints of the Vologda were with him always in his writings.

Metropolitan Ignatius together with the Director of the Kirillo-Belozersky Museum-reserve Michiel N. sharomazov examined by the Treasury chamber 1530 and the monastery.

In state houses it is planned to equip administrative premises of the monastery.


Quick reference

At the meeting of the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church, held October 15, 2018, in Minsk, was considered the opening of a number of monasteries.

In particular, in connection with the request of the Metropolitan of Vologda and Kirillov Ignaty, a decision was made about the opening of the Nativity of Ferapontov monastery Ferapontov S. Kirillov district, the Vologda region, and appointment to the post of Abbot of the monastery hieromonk Ioasaf (Vishnyakov) (issue No. 96).

In the course held on 16-17 June 2018 primatial visit to Vologda the Metropolitan, Patriarch Kirill visited the historic Ferapontov monastery.

Answering a journalist’s question about the possibility of a revival in these parts full-fledged Church life, the Patriarch stressed: “we should strive to do, and it will surely happen – the other way just can’t be.” At the same time, the Primate stressed the importance of joint efforts of the Church and cultural institutions to resolve current problems “in the context of a full revival of monastic life in these places.”

“I believe in it and pray and work for this”, – concluded the Patriarch.

According to the website of the Vologda Archdiocese

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