Valaam Monastery – "Step to the Skies" (English Subtitles)

Valaam Monastery – „Step to the Skies”


The Valaam Monastery, or Valamo Monastery is a stauropegic Orthodox monastery in Russian Karelia, located on Valaam, the largest island in Lake Ladoga, the largest lake in Europe. ‘Mount Athos of the North, the worthy and great Laura’ – so was called this ancient monastic dwelling, which was founded by Saints Sergius and German, the Valaam Miracle Workers. More than once did the Valaam Monastery see  destruction and devastation, more than once did its monks die by tne edge of the sword more than once were its holy churches engulfed in flames. But every time, the monastery recovered from its wounds. rose and flourished again.


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