The Monastery of St. John the Evangelist is one of the most ancient ones in the diocese of Ryazan. It was said to have been built at the beginning of the 13th century. It is believed that the monastery was founded by missionary-monks who came to these lands to educate the local pagans. They brought with them the miraculous icon of St. John the Evangelist — one of the relics presented by the church of Constantinople to commemorate the newly christened Russia. The icon became the main relic of the monastery.
There are reliquaries with the hallows of St. George, Panteleimon the healer, St. Nicholas the Wonderworker and many other saints. Next to the monastery, near the ancient caves, there is a holy spring which has been considered miraculous since the old times.
The tour «Monastery Signs on the Gate» provides an overview of the monastery's history and facts from the annals. Visitors will also see the cell of the elder father Abel (now a museum), the churches, and the bell tower. The educational tour «Orthodox Fasting» is designed to inform tourists about fasting in ancient Russia, as well as about the meaning of fasting and the peculiarities the monastic diet. There is a hotel for pilgrims, a monastery shop, and a museum that displays items of everyday monastery life.
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