Pilgrimage to the holy places of Adygea
St. Michael’s Athos Hermitage
in the mountainous Adygea
In the framework of the project «Synergy» we would like to tell you about very unique and holy place-St. Michael’s Athos hermitage, which is located in the mountainous Adygea. In the picturesque corner of the Northern Caucasus.
The uniqueness of St. Michael’s Athos Hermitage
The St. Michael’s Athos Hermitage is truly an unique monastery. It is the ancient in the Russia and the most high-altitude of the largest abodes and the largest of the monasteries of the South of royal Russia, unformal called Cossack Lavra.
In ancient times, the 7-8 centuries, in the outskirts of Byzantium Empire this cave monastery, replenishing by Orthodox icons, running deep in the desert from persecution of emperors and iconoclasts originated. Then after the change of the faith by the Circassians in the 15th century, the monastery was empty and was resumed after the long Russian-Caucasian war, as the monastery of the Great Prince M.N. Romanov.
The monastery was dedicated to Archangel Michael as the saint patron of war, as well as to all who lost their lives in the 100years Caucasian war. Monks of Athos led by St. Mortirius by God’s providence came to the conquered lands and resumed the abode in the shortest time having built the huge monastery.
The majestic Assumption Cathedral contained 3000 parishioners, the Cathedral of Archangel Michael, laid nearby planned to hold 5000 more. And all of this are far from the big cities in the mountainous at the altitude of 1000 meters.
The underground part of abode with a large number of passes has been preserved, where the monks, according the legend, came out of the cave, one time in the year to the Easter. During the years of theomachy the monastery was again closed and restored already in our days by the truly selfless labor of brethren and novices.
This open monastery, where guests are welcome and can tell a lot about the unique history of this monastery, but the fantastic silence and wonderful divine services of brethren will tell even more. As it is said «he that has ears, let him hear». The ancient tradition of holy mountainous Athos and Byzantium, the faith of the Orthodox Cossacks and the revelations of modern hermits of faith, all this is alive in our days in this holy place.
The Temple of the Annunciation of Blessed Virgin in the mountainous Adygea. Project «Synergy» of Dmitry Voevodin
In the framework of the project «Synergy», which encourages to revive the ancient study of hesychasm of the athos elder St. Gregory Palamas was built the temple of the Annunciation of Blessed Virgin, located in the secluded place in the valley of the river Belaya between st. Dakhovskaya and village Nikel.
It is a small wood church made in the traditional northern design with wood carving details. The unique hand-written iconostasis of the master Dmitry Sokolovskiy and ceiling fresco «Burning Bush» are inside. This is a family church and that’s why there are saints’ patrons of the family- Dmitry Solunskiy, Natalia Nicomedia, Maximilian Ephesus, Simeon the Myrh-Exuding on the its iconostasis.
Holding the church sacraments in the temple of the Annunciation of Blessed Virgin
We organize the orthodox sacraments, especially family wedding and christening- for all, who are interested in familiarization themselves in the ancient study of hesychasm in our temple of the Annunciation of Blessed Virgin in Adygea. Completely special sacraments in the ambience of silence, peace and absolutely fusion with the nature, when the presence of the Creator is felt in the special way, take place here.
We invite sponsors, volunteers to take part in the building of the temples, installation of memorial crosses, arrangement of prayer places, improvement and preparation for the consecration of sources and fonts in Adygea.
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The Skete of the St. John The Batist in the village Sakhray.
The project «Synergy» of Dmitry Voevodin
The Sckete of the St. John The Batist in the village Sakhray in the mountainous Adygea is one of the wonderful places, where the sacraments of special power in the harmony with magnificent nature of surrounded mountainous are taking place.
Dmitry Voevodin has been actively involving in the revival of the ancient study of hesychasm (the St. Athos elder and teacher of the church-St. Gregory Palamas) during the several years. He studies what to do in order to connect with God, to immerse ourselves in the energy of Christ trough the method of Synergy and to do on to complete transformation of consciousness.
In order to know the necessary of the actions for the salvation and the essence of the ancient faith, you need a special place, where a person can meet with God. It is exactly this place; a person is looking for. It is that temple we fell, how the Holly Spirit is reviving us and rehabilitating our nature. What is the truly prayer and how does it work, what kind of world does it reveal to us in the future. One of these temples is the Skete of the St. John The Batist in the village Sakhray.
There is the secluded skete of the St. John The Batist in the village Sakhray in the mountainous Adygea.
The secluded skete of the St. John the Baptist is located far from the civilization in the old village Sakhray, the place where civilization hasn’t yet reached, there is no mobile communication, there are no normal roads. Here You can meet kids running barefoot, without computers and mobile phones.
The atmosphere in the skete is always friendly and hospitable, it is exactly this place where the connection of times is broken and the special Divine service is holding. Not for a minute does not leave you the feeling that you got to the last. The special energy of this place and unique power of the sacraments, hospitality and warm welcome of villagers leaves no one indifferent.
The path of Orthodox set by the God is the only true for us, it only needs to be opened. The spiritual culture is of the view as the basis nature of the Spirit external to us and the need to accept, fill and carry it out, embodying it in the energies, that carry the actions.
Proving support, the temples is one of the main goals of the project «Synergy». We do it very actively and invite volunteers to invest in the revival of the temples and traditions.
Acquaintance with the method «Synergy» is available to each of us in this amazing learning of modernity. This is our practice of permanent presence and renewal of Divine Energies.
The Sacraments of church holding in our temple:
Christening, Confirmation and Wedding
In the framework of the project «Synergy» for the revival of study of hesychasm about the Divine energies, Dmitry Voevodin has built the Temple of the Annunciation of Blessed Virgin. Here you can know God and open for yourself the power and energy of orthodox faith and to know the sacraments of church: Christening, Confirmation and Wedding.
Holding sacraments – it is the basis of faith and together with synergy – salvific things – is the basis of man’s salvation and this salvation happens with us even in life and gives us special states of Spirit and ownership with the Creator.
There are main 7 sacraments in a church. They are: Christening, Confirmation, Confession, the Eucharist, Concelebration, Wedding and Priesthood. The special conscious relationship towards the acceptance the Divine energy, which is performed during the Sacrament, is very important and makes the Sacrament perfect and effective, real changes the life and gives blessing.
We help to properly make the main Sacraments of laymen – Christening, Confirmation and Wedding.
The temple itself and its atmosphere, call of the Divine Energies, allows to get the special results in ecclesiastical development, that especially becomes notable during the weeding. Married couples are like as reigning, rings and crowns – are the symbols of power and this time adage comes alive: «marriages are only concluded on the earth, but are made in heaven».
From time immemorial the special prayer of consecration of Marriage becomes similar us to the ancient patriarchs and kings, who are blessed with happy parenthood and wealth to help their neighbors. The duty to fulfill the marriage in the divine perfection, purity, inviolability lies on each of us, and that’s why another ancient statement «the sacrament of marriage is holding in the joint Eucharist» becomes very important.
That’s exactly what main repeatedly repeated Sacrament of church is the basis of our joint ecclesiastical transformation in the family and common energy of the life.