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Lipetsk Oblast , The Zadonsk

Saint Tikhon's Preobrazhensky Convent

Свято-Тихоновский Преображенский женский монастырь
Сергей Белых

It became a convent only in 1993, while before the revolution it had been a monastery. It was the exact place in unity with nature where some time ago Tikhon of Zadonsk wrote one of his greatest works — ‘Spiritual Treasure Gathered from the World’. It inspired several monks to move here. Their number gradually increased and later on it caused the need of construction of additional two-storeyed (yet wooden) building. The basement of the church served as the kitchen and the frater. The place began to be called the Tikhon’s Skete.

In 1872 a landlord Vasily Voeykov visited the monastery. Charmed by the place and its traditions he founded here the monastery in memory of Saint Tikhon. The landlord not only invested the purchase of the additional adjacent lands, but also donated to the monastery his estate in Dankovsky County. So, the landlord’s house with the services, premises, so-called family chapel and even domestic animals came into the monastery’s possession. Later on the bell-tower of the Preobrazhenskaya Church, household buildings and the Trinity Cathedral were constructed here in the Russian Revival style.

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Address: Липецкая обл., г. Задонск

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