Post by Supermentalita on Jan 30, 2018 12:02:34 GMT
Saint Anthony of Black Lake founded the Mother of God monastery at Black Lake [Chernoezero] in the Novgorod area, not far from the city of Chernopovets. The monastery was on an island of the Schirsk countryside. The monastery twice suffered complete destruction: in 1581, from the Lithuanians; and in 1682, from the Swedes. The monastery was closed in 1764.
''Strength through purity, purity through faith. May the Father of understanding guide us''