We go to Achair Monastery for healing
There are many holy places in Russia where pilgrimages can be made. Pilgrims are people who visit temples and life-giving springs to purify themselves and strengthen their faith.
One of the most popular places of pilgrimage inRussia is the Achair Monastery in the Omsk Region. In this abode Orthodox come to pray and plunge into the water of the Holy Man-Made Lake.
For those who go to Achair Monastery, Omsk is a city from which acquaintance with the holy places of the region begins.
In this city, organized Orthodox groups arrive by train or plane.
In Omsk, pilgrims visit the Holy Assumptionthe cathedral, where they attach to the arch with the healing relics of the new martyr, Bishop Sylvester. One day is spent on visiting the temples of Omsk. Then the pilgrims are taken by bus to the Achaair Monastery, where they are settled into a hotel and provided with food in the monastery dining room.
The history of the Achaire monastery began in 1890. At that time, near the village of Achair, there was a female Orthodox community. The Prior of the community organized a fundraising for the construction of the stone church of Archangel Michael. This church was consecrated in May 1903 and became the first fundamental construction of a convent. For a few years, with funds donated by Emperor Alexander III, temples and chapels were built, which became the basis of the modern monastic complex.
In the 90s the Achair Monastery was rebuilt with the blessing of Patriarch Alexy II.
Today, on its territory in the name of the Life-Giving Cross of the Lord, there are five chapels, seven temples and a hotel for pilgrims.
Achair Monastery is famous for its healing lake. The water enters it from a source a kilometer in depth. The source and the lake are man-made. The lake was created after the Divine will appeared in a dream to the local Vladyka Theodosius. Subsequently, the source and the lake was consecrated by Patriarch Alexy II.
Going to Acheir monastery for healing, do not rely only on the chemical composition of water. The main source of life-giving power for a Russian person is the Orthodox faith.