Mânăstirea Govora – Govora Monastery

Istoricul manastirii:

Dupa traditie, Sfanta Manastire Govora face parte din primele manastiri de pe teritoriul Tarii Romanesti. Marturii mai precise arata ca Vlad Calugarul (1481,1482-1495) a intarrit unele mosii ale obstii din anul 1488. Primul ctitor cunoscut este Radu cel Mare (1495-1508) fiul lui Vlad Calugarul, in timpul caruia Manastirea Govora ajunge una din cele mai bogate si mai populate de calugari carturari.

In timpul lui Matei Basarab (1632-1643). Manastirea Govora ajunge unul din principalele focare de cultura ale vremii, ale cartii tiparite in tara, aici functionand o scoala de tipografii, dar si de cultura generala. In tipografia de la Govora, instalata in timpul domniei lui Matei Basarab s-a tiparit, printer alte carti, si prima carte de legi in limba romana, ,,Pravila cea mica”, in anul 1640.

Constantin Brancoveanu, prin ieromonahul Paisie, staretul sfintei manastiri, initiaza o serie de lucrari de renovare si completare a ansamblului manastirii.

Biserica manastirii Govora, cu hramul Adormirea Maicii Domnului, asa cum se prezinta astazi, este din timpul lui Constantin Brancoveanu. Amplasata in mijlocul incintei, biserica are un plan treflat cu abside poligonale si pridvor deschis, cu coloane din piatra sculptata.

Pictura este fireasca stil brancovenesc din anii 1711-1712, zugravii apartinanad scolii de la Hurez si ne sunt cunoscuti din inscriptiile ce s-au pastrat: Iosif, Hramit, Dimitrie, Teodosie, Nicolae si Stefan ieromonahul. Tamplaria bisericii este din lemn de tei aurit cu frumoase motive florale semireliefate, de mare valoare artistic. Exteriorul simplu zugravit in alb, este decorat cu un brau median pictat.

Restaurat integral in anul 1958, ansamblul manastirii Govora a suferit deteriorari in urma celor doua seisme din 1977 si 1986. Cu ajutorul Sfintei Episcopii si a Intreprinderii Miniere Berbesti, intreg ansamblul manastiresc a fost restaurant intre anii 1986-1988.

History monastery:

Following tradition, the Holy Monastery Govora part of the first Romanian monasteries across the country. Testimonials more precise look like Vlad the Monk (1481.1482-1495) to intarrit some of the community estate since 1488. The first is known founder Radu the Great (1495-1508) son of Vlad the Monk, during which Govora Monastery get one of the richest and most populous of the monk.
During Matei Basarab (1632-1643). Govora Monastery reach one of the main cultural centers of the time, the book printed in the country, here operating a school of printing, and general knowledge. In printing the Govora, installed during the reign of Matei Basarab was printed, among other books, and the first book in Romanian law, ‘the little Rule “in 1640.
Constantin Brancoveanu by Hieromonk Paisius, abbot of the holy monasteries, began a series of renovations and completion of the whole monastery.
Govora monastery church, dedicated to the Assumption, as presented today, is the time of Constantine Brancoveanu. Located in the middle of the enclosure, the church has a trefoil shape with polygonal apses and an open porch with carved stone columns.
Brancoveanu painting style is natural in the years 1711-1712, the school apartinanad Hurez painters and we are known from inscriptions that have been preserved: Joseph, patron, Demetrius, Theodosius, Nicholas and Stephen monk. Carpentry wood church with beautiful floral gilded semireliefate, high artistic value. Simple whitewashed exterior is decorated with a painted median waist.
Fully restored in 1958, all Govora monastery suffered damage following the two earthquakes in 1977 and 1986. With Holy Bishops and Mining Enterprise Berbesti, the whole monastery was restored between 1986-1988.

 

Manastirea / The Monastery

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Moastele Sfintilor / Holy relics

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