Krypetsky Monastery

Pskov, Russia

Krypetsky Monastery is a Russian Orthodox monastery founded in 1485 by St. Savva Krypetsky, a Serbian monk from Mount Athos. Two years later, the Pskov veche supported his establishment by granting a large plot of land to the monks. Prince Obolensky had a road for pilgrims built through the mire to the monastery. St. Savva died on 28 August 1495 and was interred in the then timber cathedral, which was rebuilt in stone in 1547 and still stands.

Famous monks of the Krypetsky Monastery included Basil, who described the life of St. Savva in the 1540s; St. Nilus, who founded the Nilov Monastery on Stolbnyi Island; and the former chancellor Afanasy Ordin-Nashchokin, who had the monastery grounds greatly expanded and improved. In the 18th century, the abbey fell into disrepair, but was restored by Evgeny Bolkhovitinov, a bishop best known for his friendship with Gavriil Derzhavin and the latter's poems dedicated to him.

In 1918, the monastery was disbanded by the Bolsheviks who plundered more than five poods (2,600 troy ounces) of gold in the monastery sacristy and had its Neoclassical belltower disfigured. The abbey was briefly revived during the German occupation of the area in World War II and was finally restituted to the Russian Orthodox Church in 1991.

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ulitsa Truda 70, Pskov, Russia
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Founded: 1485
Category: Religious sites in Russia

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Olga Volkova (7 months ago)
We were received very well, they helped in everything. Thank you
Ирина Назарова (9 months ago)
As Father Vsevolod, the governor of the St. John the Theologian Savvo-Krypetsky monastery, told us, blessing us to climb the bell tower of the Assumption Church: "Everyone knows that it is quiet and calm here." Yes, quietly, calmly and prayerfully. And extraordinarily beautiful!
Екатерина Буданова (9 months ago)
The place is amazing! The power of the monastery is amazing. I advise you to visit and swim in the holy spring. You can't take pictures inside and we didn't break it.
tatyana Chekmareva (10 months ago)
A beautiful monastery with an interesting history! But you won't be able to get there by public transport, you need to go by car or with a pilgrimage tour.
Александр Васильков (11 months ago)
Excellent! I recommend finding an opportunity to visit here! You will not regret
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