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Spiritual Relics

Penza region > Spiritual Relics

Spiritual Relics the of Penza Oblast

Narovchat Troitse-Scanov convent

2 or 3 kilometers away from the convent there are caves where monks-hermits lived in the past. The place is very pic-turesque and is situated near the mount Plodskaya.

The inner microclimate of the caves is unique with its fre-shness and healing air. The Scanov caves are much longer than Kievo-Pechorskaya Lavras underground buildings.

Vadinskiy Svyato-Tikhvinskiy monastery

The convent is very famous and popular among people for its main Chudotvornaya (miracle-working) icon of Tihvinskayas Virgin. There is also a unique museum, which contains religious books, clothes, utensils, etc.

Gods Transfiguration Church

This church was built in Radishchevo Village for the donations of Grigory Ablyazov - Alexander Radishchevs great grand-father. Consecrated in 1736. The stone church had a northward terrace named after the icon of Kazan Virgin, as well as a canteen and a three-layer belfry. The modern iconostasis is a monument of decorative applied arts of the 19th century. The church was restored in 1974-1977. Since 1991 it has been in joint property of the Radishchevs Museum and the local orthodox community.

The Temple of Christs Birth (Christmas Temple)

This church was built in the village Rodishchevo. It was consecrated in 1736. The iconostasis is a piece of decorative and applied art of the 19th century and it was brought from the village Russkaya Pedlenka. The restoration was done in 1974-1977.

The Solovtsovka Village

This village is situated 40 kilometer away from Penza. There is a Sergey Radonezhsky Church where the ashes of the priest Ioann Olenevsky (the 19th cent.) found ther eternal rest. Nearby there is a marvelous spring, which is believed to help people become healthy.