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Feast of Transfiguration at Holy Mountain Grabarka
« 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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Re: Feast of Transfiguration at Holy Mountain Grabarka
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2009, 06:40:35 PM »
Wait did this occur in August or are they doing this now?

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Re: Feast of Transfiguration at Holy Mountain Grabarka
« Reply #2 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.
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Re: Feast of Transfiguration at Holy Mountain Grabarka
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2009, 11:21:45 AM »
A VIDEO from Paschal pilgrimage of the Orthodox youth, which took place in May 1988.

enjoy
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Re: Feast of Transfiguration at Holy Mountain Grabarka
« Reply #4 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.
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Re: Feast of Transfiguration at Holy Mountain Grabarka
« Reply #5 on: August 19, 2009, 03:00:57 PM »
Virtual sightseeing of the Monastery:

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

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Re: Feast of Transfiguration at Holy Mountain Grabarka
« Reply #6 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.



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Re: Feast of Transfiguration at Holy Mountain Grabarka
« Reply #7 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!
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Re: Feast of Transfiguration at Holy Mountain Grabarka
« Reply #8 on: August 19, 2009, 07:06:42 PM »
Church outside and inside really magnificent..... wow thanks for sharing....
ГОСПОДЕ ГОСПОДЕ ,ПОГЛЕДАЈ СА НЕБА ,ДОЂИ И ПОСЕТИ ТВОЈ ВИНОГРАД ТВОЈА ДЕСНИЦА ПОСАДИЛА АМИН АМИН.

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Re: Feast of Transfiguration at Holy Mountain Grabarka
« Reply #9 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.
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Re: Feast of Transfiguration at Holy Mountain Grabarka
« Reply #10 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
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Re: Feast of Transfiguration at Holy Mountain Grabarka
« Reply #12 on: October 20, 2010, 05:17:30 PM »
New link for the virtual tour:
http://zobaczpodlaskie.pl/grabarka
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Re: Feast of Transfiguration at Holy Mountain Grabarka
« Reply #13 on: August 18, 2011, 07:01:34 AM »
BUMP!

As today celebrations begin (pictures are from yesterday, actually)!








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Re: Feast of Transfiguration at Holy Mountain Grabarka
« Reply #14 on: August 18, 2011, 08:36:37 AM »
Photos from today morning:









http://www.cerkiew.pl/index.php?id=234&tx_ttnews[tt_news]=15434&cHash=1cf7e778ae
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Re: Feast of Transfiguration at Holy Mountain Grabarka
« Reply #15 on: August 18, 2011, 08:53:47 AM »
Dear Mike,
Thanks for posting. Wish I were there!
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Re: Feast of Transfiguration at Holy Mountain Grabarka
« Reply #16 on: August 18, 2011, 11:35:06 AM »
Grabarka is the biggest Orthodox sanctuary in Poland. Grabarka is for the Orthodox followers what Częstochowa sanctuary is for the Polish Catholics...





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Re: Feast of Transfiguration at Holy Mountain Grabarka
« Reply #17 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.
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Re: Feast of Transfiguration at Holy Mountain Grabarka
« Reply #20 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)
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Re: Feast of Transfiguration at Holy Mountain Grabarka
« Reply #21 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
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Re: Feast of Transfiguration at Holy Mountain Grabarka
« Reply #22 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
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Re: Feast of Transfiguration at Holy Mountain Grabarka
« Reply #25 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.

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Re: Feast of Transfiguration at Holy Mountain Grabarka
« Reply #26 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/
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