Sacral places visiting is very important in the life of every believer. Such visits enable believers to touch the history of their religion and to become a part of a spiritual power of its bearers, get inspired by the life of its great men of faith thereby strengthening their own faith in the minutes of doubt. The spa resort “Mashuk Aqua-Therm” organizes pilgrimage excursions to the Caucasian region with the visit to the orthodox churches and monasteries. All these are provided at affordable prices and under convenient conditions.
Orthodoxy in the Caucasus region
Spread and development of orthodoxy in the Caucasus region has a long history. The dawn of Christianity in the region is connected with the apostolic activity of St.Andrew The Apostle, one of the disciples of Christ sermonizing in the local Greek colonies. This was the beginning of the spread of orthodoxy among local tribes: the Alans, the Circassians, the Abazgi and others. A great influence on the spread of Christianity was exerted by the missionary activities pursued by the Byzantine emperor Justinian as during his reign the Greek clergy spread the religion amon the Circassians. The succeeding rulers of the Eastern Roman Empire as well as Georgian and Armenian kings promoted the development of orthodoxy in the region. Further, the Byzantine influence was replaced by missionary activities of the Russian Orthodox Church represented by such men of faith as the monk Nikon, Hegumen of Radonezh, bishop Nikolai, Theodosius of the Caucasus, and others.
Pilgrimage in the region of the Caucasian Mineral Waters
The spa resort “Mashuk Aqua-Therm” organizes pilgrimage excursions on the following routes.
To the relict of Theodosius of the Caucasus. This is the orthodox locally worshiped saint who made a long way starting from a novitiate in the famous Monastery of St. Panteleimonе to the clergyman well-known all over the Caucasus. He pursued missionary activities, granted spiritual healing and was a mentor for many future churchmen. En-route you will visit the place of its initial burial, a memorable chapel and then arrive at the recent place of his relict resting place in the Cathedral of the Holy Virgin, Mineralnye Vody, and the Nikolskaya church.
Two monasteries. During the excursion you'll visit two important Christian mansions. One of them is the Uspenskiy Vtoroafonskiy Beshtaugorsky Monastery founded in 1904 at the foot of the Mount Beshtau by those originated from the famous Greek Athos. The dramatic fate of this dwelling covered the periods of pre-revolutionary flourishing, decay during the Soviet reign and renaissance that started in 1997. Another place of interest of the excursion is St. George’s Convent founded at the beginning of a new millennium.
To specify the cost of pilgrimage journeys and order them at our spa resort complex, please, contact us: 8 (928) 375-47-07 or 8 (903) 415-72-54.