Holy Trinity Monastery - Basic information
The monastery is located near the village of Manastirica, about 15 kilometers west of Kladovo. It was founded in the 14th century and belongs to the Diocese of Timok. It used to be named after the village next to it - Manastirica.
History of the monastery
It is assumed that the monastery was built by the priest Nikodim Grcic, under the administration of King Milutin. He is also mentioned as an interpreter in the mission of Prince Lazar, so it is not surprising that, according to beliefs, the prince's daughter, Oliver, hid there for some time, after the death of her husband and the Turkish ruler, Bayezid. It is believed that after Nicodemus, who was later proclaimed a saint, Radul-beg took care of the preservation of the monastery. The monastery church resisted until the second half of the 19th century, when it collapsed after the vault cracked. After that accident, the monastery was closed and abandoned. In 1900, the church was rebuilt and named the Church of the Holy Trinity, but due to the instability of the terrain on which it is located, that church suffered the same fate as the previous one, collapsing due to the cracking of the vault.
The temple today
The renovation of the church started again in 2003, on the initiative of the Bishop of Timok, Justin. Funds for re-raising were donated by the residents of this area themselves. The building is now built with a better foundation, so that the demolition would not happen again for the third time due to the groundwater passing through this place. After the renovation, the monastery remained known under a new name, the Holy Trinity Monastery.
How to get to the monastery
- By car: it takes 20 minutes to reach the monastery, via road 35. From Belgrade on route 34, via Pozarevac, Golubac, Donji Milanovac and Tekija.
- Taxi: you can ask one of the taxi associations in Kladovo if they drive to the monastery.
Taxi Rile 063 1742818; Taxi Potrčko 063 8029523; Taxi Vladus 063/84 31 833
To enter the church, it is necessary to be properly dressed, with covered shoulders and without short clothes.