ASCENSION MEN’S MONASTERY IN BANCHENY
Bancheny (Bancheni) Assumption Men's Monastery, Hertsa District, Chernivtsi Oblast, Ukraine

The arch near the monastery entrance

The Monastery was founded in October 1994 and opened in December 1996. Its construction was managed by Bishop Longin (Zhar) who later became the Monastery's Father Superior. In 1994-1998 the Ascension church was built, in 1995 the construction of Pokrova church with the lower chapel of venerable Seraphim of Sarov (consecrated in 2003) and the subsurface chapel of Sergius of Radonezh started. The Monastery's ensemble includes two fraternal buildings, two hotels, Father Superior's house with frates' cells, household priory with the Transfiguration church, Nativity of Christ chapel, St. Lazarus of the Four Days church, bell-tower with a building and the Holy Triple Cathedral. In 2011 the sanctuary was visited by the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill who consecrated the Holy Triple cathedral being one of today's largest orthodox churches in Ukraine.

 

Divine services are conducted in the Russian and Romanian languages. The sanctuary is a guardian to an orphanage in which, as of 2012, 400 children resided, in particular over 80 with in-born disabilities and over 80 HIV-infected. In 2007 The Outpost documentary was filmed about the orphanage and the home for the elderly of the Ascension Monastery.

 

The monastery is located near Bancheny and Molnitsa villages in Hertsa District, Chernivtsi Oblast.

 

To travel from Chernivtsi, follow T2604 (a total of up to 30 km).

The gate of the Holy Triple Cathedral is made of hammered iron in medieval style

Bancheny (Bancheni) Assumption Men's Monastery, Hertsa District, Chernivtsi Oblast, Ukraine

Monastery's church in fog

Bancheny (Bancheni) Assumption Men's Monastery, Hertsa District, Chernivtsi Oblast, Ukraine

The residential building with monk cells

Bancheny (Bancheni) Assumption Men's Monastery, Hertsa District, Chernivtsi Oblast, Ukraine

Christmas time in the Monastery

Bancheny (Bancheni) Assumption Men's Monastery, Hertsa District, Chernivtsi Oblast, Ukraine

The bell tower bottom-upwards

Bancheny (Bancheni) Assumption Men's Monastery, Hertsa District, Chernivtsi Oblast, Ukraine

View on the Monastery church from the bell tower

Bancheny (Bancheni) Assumption Men's Monastery, Hertsa District, Chernivtsi Oblast, Ukraine

View of the Monastery's residential building

Bancheny (Bancheni) Assumption Men's Monastery, Hertsa District, Chernivtsi Oblast, Ukraine

Monastery's church

Bancheny (Bancheni) Assumption Men's Monastery, Hertsa District, Chernivtsi Oblast, Ukraine

The frater

Bancheny (Bancheni) Assumption Men's Monastery, Hertsa District, Chernivtsi Oblast, Ukraine

Church, gazebo and bell tower

Bancheny (Bancheni) Assumption Men's Monastery, Hertsa District, Chernivtsi Oblast, Ukraine

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