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Valaam Monastery
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The Valaam Monastery of the Transfiguration of the Savior was founded by St. Sergius and St. Herman on an archipelago in Lake Ladoga no later than the early 15th century (Russian monasteries). In the 15th and 16th centuries, it was one of the centers of the monastic colonization of the Russian north. After repeated episodes of destruction, the monastery’s spiritual rebirth began in 1781 under Abbot Nazarii (Kondrat’ev), under whom three forms of monastic life were instituted: a ce…

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Troitski, Aleksandr N., “Valaam Monastery”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 13 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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