Saint Mary" Monastery
"Then the beds of the sea appeared and the foundations of the world were laid bare at Your rebuke, O Lord, at the blast of the breath of Your nostrils." (Ps.18, 15)
The "Saint Mary" Monastery's Museum has been founded after 1990
by the nun-abbot Semfora Gafton and the regretted historian Adrian Radulescu.
His Beatitude Patriarch Teoctist himself has given the blessing to arrange the
The earth of Dobrogea region is a "bearing testimony" as each
and every piece of land harbours martyr's graves, ecclesiastical objects and stones from the walls of the halidoms
where holy services were held at the beginning of the Christianity in our country. Historical evidence,
both linguistical and archaelogical, are still springing out from the land that has been shed with blood or
from some bygone libraries shelves.
One can find in the Museum authentical samples, Christian evidence
dating back between the 4th and 6th centuries A.C. (After Christ), a capitol from a basilica
in Callatis (Mangalia town today), an wood cover of a table and a basilica pillar discovered in Tomis
(Constanta town today).
The Museum also accommodates priest vestments from the 18th century,
ecclesiastical objects, icons painted on wood and on wood framed in brass dating the same century. One's attention
may be drawn by a miniature sculpture carved in olive wood dating from the 19th century,
representing Saints George and Dimitrios.
dicovered in Constanta 5th-6th century
from the 18th century
Saints George and Dimitrios,
miniature sculpture carved in olive wood
in the 19th century