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Title: Feast of Transfiguration at Holy Mountain Grabarka
Post by: mike on February 26, 2009, 05:57:10 PM
Holy Mountain Grabarka is situated near town of Siemiatycze in northeastern Poland. In XVIII century there was a man marvellously healed from cholera after he had put a cross on the top of the Mountain. Since then people have been carrying crosses and leaving them there, now there are  thousands of them. In 1947 there was female a monastery of St. Martha and St. Mary set up.

Annually on the feast of Transfiguration (by Julian) about a dozen of thousand pilgrims gather there. Many of them on foot, even from such remote places as Białystok and Warsaw (about 200 km). It's the most known and the biggest feast in Poland. There is also a copy of Icon of Theothokos from Iverion given by Athonite monks. On May there is also a gathering of Polish Orthodox Youth.

The place was visited by many primates of Churches and hierarchs:
- Patriarch Bartholomew I of Constantinople
- blessed memory Patriarch Peter VII of Alexandria
- Patriarch Cyrill of Russia (as Metropolitan)
- Patriarch Teoktist of Romania
- blessed memory Archbishop Chrystodulos of Athens
- Metropolitan Herman of America

and Hierachs from Serbia, Ukraine, and Hungary

Here you've got a photoreport from 2003: http://cerkiew.pl/index.php?id=fotoreportaze&tx_ttnews[p_foto]=3&tx_ttnews[tt_news]=7733&tx_ttnews[backPid]=5&cHash=d4abcf9487

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Title: Re: Feast of Transfiguration at Holy Mountain Grabarka
Post by: alexp4uni on February 26, 2009, 06:40:35 PM
Wait did this occur in August or are they doing this now?
Title: Re: Feast of Transfiguration at Holy Mountain Grabarka
Post by: mike on February 27, 2009, 03:55:18 AM
In August. I posted this just because I thought someone could get interested in an mauby planned a trip to Poland.
Title: Re: Feast of Transfiguration at Holy Mountain Grabarka
Post by: mike on March 20, 2009, 11:21:45 AM
A VIDEO (http://video.google.pl/videoplay?docid=-2191354890863248179&ei=pkPBSa2FGsTC-AbXoZnCAQ&q=pielgrzymka+m%C5%82odziezy+prawos%C5%82awnej&hl=pl) from Paschal pilgrimage of the Orthodox youth, which took place in May 1988.

enjoy
Title: Re: Feast of Transfiguration at Holy Mountain Grabarka
Post by: mike on June 01, 2009, 03:17:12 AM
A photoreport from 30th Paschal Annual Youth Pilgrimage to Holy Mountain Grabarka:
http://www.cerkiew.pl/index.php?id=fotoreportaze&tx_ttnews[tt_news]=11103&tx_ttnews[backPid]=5&cHash=59edb6a392
(to skip to the next picture click następne above the picture.

It took place on 22nd-24th of May. More-less 800 young people took part.
The scheme included prayers together, campfire, singing folk songs, Hierarchs answering youth's questions, meeting of the former organisers and even a football match between clergy and participants.
Title: Re: Feast of Transfiguration at Holy Mountain Grabarka
Post by: mike on August 19, 2009, 03:00:57 PM
Virtual sightseeing of the Monastery:

http://www.grabarka.pl/wirtualna_grabarka/

(http://img31.imageshack.us/img31/7986/beztytuucby.th.jpg) (http://img31.imageshack.us/img31/7986/beztytuucby.jpg)
Title: Re: Feast of Transfiguration at Holy Mountain Grabarka
Post by: LizaSymonenko on August 19, 2009, 03:09:06 PM

Thanks Mike!

I'm a bit dizzy from moving my mouse too fast!   ;)

That was beautiful!

The church is lovely.  I've never seen so many icons depicting the betrayal of Christ, the judgment, the flogging, etc.



Title: Re: Feast of Transfiguration at Holy Mountain Grabarka
Post by: mike on August 19, 2009, 03:11:01 PM
I know it's awesome. You can see not only the Church but the area surrounding it too!
Title: Re: Feast of Transfiguration at Holy Mountain Grabarka
Post by: stashko on August 19, 2009, 07:06:42 PM
Church outside and inside really magnificent..... wow thanks for sharing....
Title: Re: Feast of Transfiguration at Holy Mountain Grabarka
Post by: mike on August 20, 2009, 03:55:34 AM
I wish there were an interior of the second "Joy of all who sorrow" Icon of Theotokos Church and cemetery included also. There are very nice too.
Title: Re: Feast of Transfiguration at Holy Mountain Grabarka
Post by: mike on August 24, 2009, 06:31:46 AM
Report and some pictures from this year's celebration: http://www.cerkiew.pl/index.php?id=505&tx_ttnews[tt_news]=11505&tx_ttnews[backPid]=590&cHash=3e59c8981c
Title: Re: Feast of Transfiguration at Holy Mountain Grabarka
Post by: mike on May 07, 2010, 02:17:53 PM
A documentary about the Monastery (in Polish). (http://www.tvp.pl/bialystok/reportaz/felietony-i-relacje/wideo/monaster-na-swietej-gorze/1753396)
Title: Re: Feast of Transfiguration at Holy Mountain Grabarka
Post by: mike on October 20, 2010, 05:17:30 PM
New link for the virtual tour:
http://zobaczpodlaskie.pl/grabarka
Title: Re: Feast of Transfiguration at Holy Mountain Grabarka
Post by: mike on August 18, 2011, 07:01:34 AM
BUMP!

As today celebrations begin (pictures are from yesterday, actually)!
(http://www.cerkiew.pl/typo3temp/pics/50111b11bb.jpg)
(http://www.cerkiew.pl/typo3temp/pics/c66a237a77.jpg)
(http://www.cerkiew.pl/typo3temp/pics/615bd24ef0.jpg)
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(http://www.cerkiew.pl/typo3temp/pics/6010ae7cf5.jpg)
(http://www.cerkiew.pl/typo3temp/pics/48f09a8098.jpg)
(http://www.cerkiew.pl/typo3temp/pics/9f9abcdb6a.jpg)
(http://www.cerkiew.pl/typo3temp/pics/2bce1cdfdf.jpg)
http://www.cerkiew.pl/index.php?id=234&tx_ttnews[tt_news]=15429&cHash=20cf3d2aab
Title: Re: Feast of Transfiguration at Holy Mountain Grabarka
Post by: mike on August 18, 2011, 08:36:37 AM
Photos from today morning:

(http://www.cerkiew.pl/typo3temp/pics/8b7aee8a47.jpg)
(http://www.cerkiew.pl/typo3temp/pics/ba115c78b0.jpg)
(http://www.cerkiew.pl/typo3temp/pics/948b7f5e11.jpg)
(http://www.cerkiew.pl/typo3temp/pics/1d57d6b33e.jpg)
(http://www.cerkiew.pl/typo3temp/pics/cbdd07a136.jpg)
(http://www.cerkiew.pl/typo3temp/pics/beb76b78dd.jpg)
(http://www.cerkiew.pl/typo3temp/pics/6b764e563c.jpg)
(http://www.cerkiew.pl/typo3temp/pics/be119a1cd6.jpg)
http://www.cerkiew.pl/index.php?id=234&tx_ttnews[tt_news]=15434&cHash=1cf7e778ae
Title: Re: Feast of Transfiguration at Holy Mountain Grabarka
Post by: elephant on August 18, 2011, 08:53:47 AM
Dear Mike,
Thanks for posting. Wish I were there!
Love,
elephant
Title: Re: Feast of Transfiguration at Holy Mountain Grabarka
Post by: mike on August 18, 2011, 11:35:06 AM
Quote from: http://en.poland.gov.pl/Grabarka,10869.html
Grabarka is the biggest Orthodox sanctuary in Poland. Grabarka is for the Orthodox followers what Częstochowa sanctuary is for the Polish Catholics...

(http://foto.poland.gov.pl/cache/imgs/_w800/gallery/image/Podlasie-177.jpg)
(http://foto.poland.gov.pl/cache/imgs/_w800/gallery/image/Podlasie-169.jpg)
(http://foto.poland.gov.pl/cache/imgs/_w800/gallery/image/Podlasie-143.jpg)
(http://foto.poland.gov.pl/cache/imgs/_w800/gallery/image/Podlasie-144.jpg)
(http://foto.poland.gov.pl/cache/imgs/_w800/gallery/image/Podlasie-142.jpg)
Title: Re: Feast of Transfiguration at Holy Mountain Grabarka
Post by: mike on August 12, 2012, 04:12:13 PM
BUMP!

As the mayor EO event in Poland is this week. This year starring Patriarch Cyrill of Moscow and all the Ruthenia.
Title: Re: Feast of Transfiguration at Holy Mountain Grabarka
Post by: mike on August 22, 2012, 02:49:08 PM
This year's Divine Liturgy:
http://www.tvp.pl/bialystok/religijne/u-zrodel-wiary/wideo/sw-przemienienia-panskiego/8304438
Title: Re: Feast of Transfiguration at Holy Mountain Grabarka
Post by: mike on August 23, 2012, 12:23:26 PM
some pics:
http://www.pravoslavie.ru/foto/set641.htm
Title: Re: Feast of Transfiguration at Holy Mountain Grabarka
Post by: Dominika on August 24, 2012, 06:45:55 AM
Some videos from the Russian Patriarchate's youtube channel:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-N2f4nvUPMw&feature=relmfu - fragments of the All-night vigil
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DzIFUt-0nVQ - fragments of the Divine Liturgy
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ZfJm1kMDFM - the whole Patriarch Kyrill's sermon (Russian and Polish)
Title: Re: Feast of Transfiguration at Holy Mountain Grabarka
Post by: mike on September 14, 2012, 12:26:42 PM
Some pics from this year:
http://www.cerkiew.pl/index.php?id=fotoreportaze&tx_ttnews[tt_news]=17449&tx_ttnews[backPid]=1&cHash=ee6687941631e4f91ee6f35f663388e6
Title: Re: Feast of Transfiguration at Holy Mountain Grabarka
Post by: mike on August 01, 2013, 05:03:10 PM
Pilgrimage to Grabarka) is a mini photo book based on our photos from pilgrimage to Holy Mount Grabarka (Poland) in 2012...
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10151744705249614&set=vb.773299613&type=2&theater
Title: Re: Feast of Transfiguration at Holy Mountain Grabarka
Post by: mike on August 17, 2013, 04:34:54 PM
And it begins: http://www.poranny.pl/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20130817/REGION99/130819706
Title: Re: Feast of Transfiguration at Holy Mountain Grabarka
Post by: mike on August 19, 2013, 03:44:12 PM
Some pics: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.291377504337840.1073741828.123431214465804&type=3
Title: Re: Feast of Transfiguration at Holy Mountain Grabarka
Post by: LizaSymonenko on August 19, 2013, 05:01:40 PM

Nice!

I've never seen Orthodox pilgrims "crawling" that great distance.

One usually sees this in Latin American traditions.

Interesting.

Lots of people.
Title: Re: Feast of Transfiguration at Holy Mountain Grabarka
Post by: mike on August 20, 2013, 07:15:32 AM
More pics (this time more focused on services): http://www.orthodox.pl/przemienienie-panskie-na-sw-gorze-grabarce/
Title: Re: Feast of Transfiguration at Holy Mountain Grabarka
Post by: mike on January 29, 2014, 10:03:14 PM
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.734563113223177.1073741869.185247714821389&type=1

Some other pictures.