Monastery Ostrog is situated in district of city Nikšić, built in a steep rock overlooking the Bjelopavlićka Plain. This monastery is the most famous pilgrimage site in Montenegro. It was found by the Herzeg Archbishop Vasilije in the 17th century. He was buried here and canonised as a miracle performing saint.
Ostrog Monastery complex comprises two parts, the first of which, the larger lower monastery is situated around the Church of the Holy Trinity, built in 1824, containing the majority of the monastic residences, including the Dormitory. The white, rock-hewn upper Ostrog Monastery, a tough tiny 3 km walk uphill (accessible by car also), holds two diminutive cave-churches, one of which, the Holy Cross, features some splendid rock-painted frescoes by the great seventeenth-century Serbian artists-fresco painters Jovan and Radul, depicting revered saints (including St Sava and one of St Basil), scenes from the life of Christ, and religious holidays. Around the church are the monastic residences, which together with the church building and the scenery make this monument outstandingly beautiful.
The Ostrog Orthodox monastery is one of the most frequently visited in the Balkans, visited by believers from all parts of the world, either individually or in groups. Ostrog Monastery is the meeting place of all confessions: the Orthodox, the Catholics and the Muslim. According to the stories of pilgrims, by praying close to the Holy Saint’s relics, many have been cured and helped in lessening the difficulties in their lives.
Church of Holly Trinity
Crkva Svete trojice (Church of Holly Trinity) is in the lower level of the Monastery.
The founder was Archimandrite Joseph Pavićević in 1820th with blessing of the Metropolitan of Cetinje Petar I Petrovic – Njegos (St. Peter of Cetinje). In the same monastery was buried Archimandrite Pavićević 1836th.
Around the church are the thread and make the building together harmoniously united with the natural environment.
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