Monastery of the Protection of the Most Holy Mother of God - the most important information
The Monastery of the Protection of the Most Holy Mother of God (Djunis Monastery) is an Orthodox nunnery that belongs to the Diocese of Nis of the Serbian Orthodox Church. It is located on the territory of the town of Krusevac in the village of Djunis, and bears the same name as the village.
History of the monastery of Djunis
The original church was built in 1934 on the site where, according to the legend, in 1898, the Mother of God appeared to a thirteen-year-old girl at a spring of water and told her that the sick would be healed there, and that a church should be built there. In 1960, that church received the status of a monastery by the decision of the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church, and in 2001, after a little more than twenty years of building a larger space, the monastery was consecrated.
What to see in the monastery
In addition to the interior painted by Antonios Stergiou, Slobodan Janicijevic and Professor Dragimir Jasovic, and the iconostasis made by the icon painting school of the Zica monastery, this monastery should be visited during the monastery celebration of the Intercession of the Blessed Virgin on October 14, when several thousand believers from Serbia gather. , which from abroad. Believers visit this place in the hope of healing.
How to get to the monastery
Unfortunately, no bus passes by the monastery, but it can be reached either by your own car or by taxi from Krusevac. A list of taxi services with their phone numbers can be found on the website of the tourist organization of the city of Krusevac.
If you want to find out about the schedule of worship and liturgy, you can contact the monastery itself at 037/867106. Within the monastery there is a residence where you can spend the night. Also, if you are visiting a monastery, take care of how you are wearing. Skirts and scarves are mandatory for women.