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Mnstirea Agapia este situat pe


valea prului Agapia - Topolia, la
poalele culmii Mgura, n apropiere
de Trgu Neam (la 9 kilometri), ntrun cadru natural deosebit de
pitoresc, nconjurat de culmi
montane mbrcate cu pduri
seculare.
Agapia Monastery(Romanian:
Mnstirea Agapia) is a Eastern
Orthodox monastery located 9 km
west of Trgu Neam, Neam County,
Bukovina, Romania.

Mnstirea Agapia Nou


Mnstirea Agapia din judeul Neam este singura aezare monahal din ar care
poart numele de "dragoste cretin" - grecescul "agapis". Mnstirea i-a preluat
numele de la Sihastrul Agapie care, conform tradiiei ar fi ridicat n secolul al XIV-lea, n
aceasta zona a Neamului o bisericu din lemn. Numele acestui clugr a fost preluat
apoi i de munii care nconjoar mnstirea, de pru i de aezarea din vale.
Noua mnstire a fost construit ntre 16 octombrie 1642 i 3 septembrie 1644 de
hatmanul Gavriil Coci - frateledomnitorului Vasile Lupui a sotiei sale, cneaghina
Liliana. S-a sfinit la 12 septembrie 1647, n acest rstimp construindu-se chiliile ce
formeaz incinta mnstirii, iar la rsrit clopotnia, construcie masiv din piatr de
granit.
Biserica din incinta a fost construit din piatr i crmid dup un plan arhitectural
treflat, asemntor BisericiiTrei Ierarhi din Iasi, cu turla pe naos, de ctre arhitectul
Ionasc Enache Ctisi, Constantinopolitanul - arhitect de curte al lui Vasile Lupu. Biserica a
primit hramul Agapiei Vechi -Sfinii Arhangheli Mihail i Gavriil, sfinirea fiind fcut
deMitropolitul VarlaamMotoc.
Deasupra uii deintrare n bisericeste pisania, ncrustat n marmur cu litere
slavone i icoana hramului Sfinii Arhangheli Mihail i Gavriil, n mozaic de Murano.
Pictura este opera marelui pictorNicolae Grigorescu. A fost executat n anii 18581862, cnd artistul avea 20 de ani.

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Agapia Monastery

Agapia Monastery ("New Agapia" or "Downhill Agapia") was built between 1642-1647
byhatmanGavriil Coci, the brother of Voivode (ruling prince) Vasile Lupu. The Church
dedicated to the Archangels Michael and Gabriel was designed by the court architect of
Vasile Lupu, a certain Ionasc (or Enache) Ctisi, possibly originating from Constantinople.
The Metropolitan of Moldavia, Varlaam Mooc, officiated at the consecration ceremony,
which Vasile Lupu himself attended. On this occasion, hetman Gavriil donated to the
monastery a Gospel book written on parchment and decorated with miniatures of the
Evangelists, as well as a silver gilt filigree cross with eight arms.
The monastery was attacked and damaged by Turks and Tartars in 1671-1672, robbed
by Tartars in 1674-1675 and by Polish in 1680, damaged again by the soldiers of king
Jan III Sobieskiof Poland between 1689-1693.
The monastery became a convent for nuns in 1803, by order of ruling prince
Alexandru Moruzi. He founded also here a school for nuns. On 16 September 1821, the
monastery was seriously damaged by a fire, but it was restored soon. It was restored
and enlarged between 1848 and 1858 (when the church underwent several notable
modifications), between 1858-1862, in 1882, 1903 (after the fire of 23 July) and 1968. It
was painted by the great Romanian painterNicolae Grigorescu, between 1858-1861.
Attracted by the beauty of the landscape and the surrounding sights, as well as by the

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