Wojnowo

Old Believers’ monastery

The small village of Wojnowo sitting at the edge of the Pisz Forest has Poland’s only convent of the Starowiercy, or Old Believers, erected in the mid-19th century.

A modest gate leads into the yard lined with monastic and charring buildings. The promontory running into Lake Dus is occupied by a small Orthodox cemetery overgrown with trees and dotted with old crosses. In the village is the small Old Believers’ timber church (molenna) with interesting iconostasis, and a few old houses.

Monastic House dedicated to the Protection of Our Lady, Wojnowo 24 tel. +(48-87) 425 70 81, www.orthodox.pl

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