Cocoș Romanian Orthodox Monastery, Niculitel

#3 of 9 in Historic Sites in Tulcea County
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  • Cocos Monastery the monastery is situated at the foot of ' the Rooster Hill ', surrounded by lime tree forests 6 km from Niculitel. The legend says, that on that Hill was heard the sound of a rooster and therefore this area three monks so would have attracted. In 1833 they were on their way to the Holy Mount Athos. This place they found so beautiful that they decided to build a monastery. They bought the land of a woman and built the monastery from branches and mud. A new church was built in 1853; This was made of stone and was placed next to the first. When were there in 1870 a tower of 30 meters high and the Western cells added. The two heiligdommem could no longer be repaired after a storm and were demolished in 1911 and began the construction of a new Church, which was much larger. This church was finished two years later, with paintings created by the Italian painter Bias in the neo-Byzantine style. By chance was there in 1971 an important discovery done with the find of the crypt with the relics of the four martyrs: Zotic, Attal, Kamas and Philip. Archaeologists have established that they date from the years 303-304, from the time of the great persecution of Emperor Diocletian. For this reason the relics placed with honour in the Church of the Cocos monastery. Each year, thousands of pilgrims here in order for them to bend, especially on 4 June when the day of the four saints are celebrated.
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  • A legend tells that the three monks wanted to found a monastery. You stay with a shepherd on Mount of Cocos (pronounced cocosch, translated Hahn). Early in the morning they heard the wild roosters crowing that it only as echoed in the forest. They saw this as a sign, to set up her convent here. One enters the plant through a very nice carved gate. The Church is a very nice room with painted walls and ceilings, partly decorated with mosaics. The grounds are very well maintained, with flower beds and lawn invite on the benches to linger. Residential building are housed the monks are the Church and garden.
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  • Lovely place to visit. You ca climb up to the cross that's on the top of a hill. Has a great view. And they make good wine, so please buy some. :)
  • Wow exceptionally well made with some glossy mosaic, a lot of golden lights coming from evewhere reflexions of the morning sun, it gave a special look. Saint Michael and Gabriel guarded the little entrance, see the rooster sign everywhere...
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