Manastir Svete Petke u Stublu

Naselje Stubal, Vrnjacka Banja

Manastir Svete Petke – the most important information

Manastir Svete Petke, the monastery also known as Stubal, was built relatively recently, in the period from 1970 to 1978. It is located in the Raska district near Kraljevo and belongs to the Zica eparchy.

It was built in a place where a monastery or similar religious building already existed in the past. Although there was not much material left from the old monastery, there was still faith that this place is sacred. People of Stubal, led by Stojan Komatovic, decided to build here a new monastery.

History of monastery Stubal
After the construction of this holy temple, the people of Stubal wanted to dedicate it to Good Friday. On that day, even before the construction of the monastery, they gathered at this holy place. As Good Friday is the day of Christ's suffering, celebrating this day was not approved. Instead, the people of Stubal voted for the monastery to celebrate the name of the saint who is associated with Friday - Sveta Petka, which they celebrate on October 27.

For some time, Stubal was a male monastery, and its first monk and the elder was the builder Stojan (religious name Sava). In 1988, Stubal became a nunnery.

Significance of the monastery Stubal
From the very beginning, nothing about this monastery was accidental. From its construction until today, Stubal has developed as a real spiritual and cultural treasure. Built practically only by strong will and on firm faith, Stubal is a product of human harmony and hard work. As such, it develops over the years with the dedication of the locals, which they are very proud of.

What to see
Stubal Monastery looks like a real Orthodox church. In addition to the rich frescoes of the church, the monastery is rich in unique elements of spiritual significance. When visiting Stubla you can see:
  • Shroud of Sveta Petka - which is presented to the people every Friday at 5 p.m. In 2000, the shroud arrived from Iasi to the monastery as a gift.
  • Holy Stone - a part of the old monastery which is believed to have healing powers. It is assumed that it used to be a pillar of the altar table.
  • Biblical Park - a unique part of the monastery complex that offers a completely new experience of biblical scenes. Part of the park consists of replicas:
    • The tomb of Christ
    • Golgotha with a cross
    • Cave of birth
    • Plates with the Ten Commandments of God
How to get to the monastery Stubal
The village of Stubal is located on the road between Kraljevo and Krusevac.
By car: going this way from Stubal to Krusevac there is an exit road that leads to the monastery.
Visiting time
The monastery is open to visitors every day.
  • In summer: from 8 am to 8 pm
  • In winter: from 8 am to 6 pm
Liturgy schedule
  • Sundays and holidays: Liturgy at 9 am
  • Fridays: saying prayers before the shroud of Sveta Petka at 5 p.m.
Additional information
Dress code: it is recommended to come to the monastery decently dressed in clothes that cover the shoulders and knees.


Type of Attractions
  • Brige
  • Museum


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