Valday Iversky Monastery

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Valday Iversky Monastery is a Russian Orthodox monastery founded by Patriarch Nikon in 1653.wikipedia
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Lake Valdayskoye

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The monastery is located on an island in Lake Valdayskoye in Valdaysky District of Novgorod Oblast, Russia, close to the town of Valday. In the same year, all lands around Lake Valdayskoye, including the selos of Valday, Borovichi, and Vyshny Volochyok, were declared the property of the monastery.
One of the islands is occupied by the Valday Iversky Monastery.

Valday, Novgorod Oblast

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The monastery is located on an island in Lake Valdayskoye in Valdaysky District of Novgorod Oblast, Russia, close to the town of Valday.
The growth of Valday was facilitated by construction of a road connecting Novgorod to Central Russia and by the foundation of the Valday Iversky Monastery in 1653, which became a major cultural center.

Valdaysky District

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The monastery is located on an island in Lake Valdayskoye in Valdaysky District of Novgorod Oblast, Russia, close to the town of Valday.
The growth of Valday was facilitated by the construction of a road connecting Novgorod to Central Russia, and by the foundation of the Valday Iversky Monastery in 1653, which became a major cultural center.

Patriarch Nikon of Moscow

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Valday Iversky Monastery is a Russian Orthodox monastery founded by Patriarch Nikon in 1653.
Among the great monasteries he founded were Valday Iversky Monastery, the New Jerusalem Monastery, and Kiy Island Monastery.

Novgorod Oblast

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The monastery is located on an island in Lake Valdayskoye in Valdaysky District of Novgorod Oblast, Russia, close to the town of Valday.
However, Valday Iversky Monastery, founded in the 17th century, served as a major cultural center, and in the 18th–19th centuries many important figures of Russian history owned estates in Novgorod Governorate.

Monastery

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Valday Iversky Monastery is a Russian Orthodox monastery founded by Patriarch Nikon in 1653.

Russia

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The monastery is located on an island in Lake Valdayskoye in Valdaysky District of Novgorod Oblast, Russia, close to the town of Valday.

Iviron

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The monastery derives its name from the Iviron Monastery on Mount Athos.

Mount Athos

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The monastery derives its name from the Iviron Monastery on Mount Athos.

Icon

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In the Valday Iversky Monastery, a copy of the icon of Theotocos Iverskaya was kept until the 1920s, when it disappeared.

Panagia Portaitissa

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In the Valday Iversky Monastery, a copy of the icon of Theotocos Iverskaya was kept until the 1920s, when it disappeared.

Georgia (country)

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The name of the Iveron Monastery, in its turn, originates from Iberia, an ancient Georgian kingdom.

Village

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In the same year, all lands around Lake Valdayskoye, including the selos of Valday, Borovichi, and Vyshny Volochyok, were declared the property of the monastery.

Borovichi

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In the same year, all lands around Lake Valdayskoye, including the selos of Valday, Borovichi, and Vyshny Volochyok, were declared the property of the monastery.

Vyshny Volochyok

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In the same year, all lands around Lake Valdayskoye, including the selos of Valday, Borovichi, and Vyshny Volochyok, were declared the property of the monastery.

Belarus

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In 1655, all monks from the former Orsha Kutein Monastery, located in the area of the present-day Belarus, moved to the Valday Iversky Monastery.

Hegumen

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One monk, Dionisy, was appointed a hegumen.

Poland

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This move was related to a difficult situation of the Orthodox Church in Poland.

Moscow Print Yard

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In particular, the monastery started to print books, the second such institution in Russia after the Moscow Print Yard.

Porcelain tile

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Production of porcelain tiles, the first one in Russia, started in the monastery.

Sanctification

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Nikon, as well as a number of metropolitans, personally attended the sanctification.

Alexander Nevsky Lavra

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Between 1712 and 1730, it was subordinated to the Alexander Nevsky Lavra, located in Saint Petersburg.

Saint Petersburg

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Between 1712 and 1730, it was subordinated to the Alexander Nevsky Lavra, located in Saint Petersburg.

October Revolution

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After the October Revolution, the monastery was first transformed into a labour cooperative in 1919, and in 1927, it was abolished.

Russian Orthodox Church

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Valday Iversky Monastery is a Russian Orthodox monastery founded by Patriarch Nikon in 1653.