Pestera si Manastirea Sfantului Andrei (Saint Andrew Cave and Monastery)


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Peștera și Mănăstirea Sfântului Andrei (Saint Andrew Cave and Monastery)

 



The cave of Saint Andrew – the Bethlehem of Romanians

 

Few things are known about the cave of Saint Andrew the Apostle. It was discovered in 1918 by Jean Dinu, a lawyer, who, after dreaming one night, came in this area and found the cave in an advanced state of degradation. After cleaning the vegetation, he built a couple of cells and the first monks came in a short time. The cave was sanctified in 1943 but during the communist period it was destroyed and turned into a shelter for animals. In 1990, with the blessing of the Romanian church, it started to restore the cave and to build the monastery.[...............]

Pestera Sfantului Andrei – Bethleem-ul romanilor

 

Putine lucruri sunt cunoscute despre pestera Sfantului Apostol Andrei. A fost descoperita in 1918 de Jean Dinu, un avocat, care, in urma unui vis avut intr-o noapte, a venit in acest loc si a descoperit pestera intr-o stare avansata de degradare. Dupa ce a curatat vegetatia care pusese stapanire pe pestera, el a construit cateva chilii si primii calugari au venit aici in scurt timp. Pestera a fost sanctificata in 1943 dar in timpul perioadei comuniste a fost distrusa si transformata in adapost pentru animale. In 1990, cu binecuvantarea Bisericii Otodoxe Romane, s-a demarat restaurarea pesterii si constructia manastirii.[...............]

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