TV presenter found a source of peace in Crete.
Anfisa Chekhova, who is now resting in Crete
visited for a unique tour. “In the morning we stopped for a guide, and a half
hours we were in the Monastery of Preveli, — says TV presenter. — In addition to
the fact that I saw the tree of my dreams, I got komboskini on hand (nodular
rosary beads — approx.ed). By the way, the monks painstakingly weave strands on each knot
reading a prayer. In addition, we have seen and touched the Holy miraculous cross.
It looks very colorful: medium size, copper cross with a crystal in
the base, and inside it laid a piece of the cross on which Jesus was crucified”.
According to legend, this cross was brought from
Constantinople in the 17th century, and the local
the monks kept it to this day.
“The monks were serious guys, — said Chekhov.
— They have a lot of pleasure in fighting, cross have periodically selected, then
aggressive Turks, the Nazis. But miraculous cross refused anywhere
to move from the monastery of Preveli. Because the ships on which he was not driving
and the planes did not take off. Had the enemy fanatics to return the cross to its
Miraculous cross called because, being
applied to a person, he heals from various diseases, especially, say, from
But what impressed me around the cross was not
no hype. In a small temple, where we were completely alone,
half-asleep, exhausted from the heat, the monk simply got a Cross from the Cabinet, locked
the flimsy latch, and put us to his forehead and lazily put it back! No
queues, security, crush, crush how to many shrines. Simple and homey,
as if he looked to the Lord for tea, without pomp and excessive ceremony. I, as a person, exactly applies to all religions
in this monastery was just very calm, happy, warm and comfortable, as in
guests very close to you. This feeling often visits me in the Orthodox
the temples! After this trip, all day I was calm as
the tank, despite the heat and the two-hour serpentine”.