Rilski Manastir Local Customs

  • "Tepavitsa"
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  • The monastery nun doing the washing
    The monastery nun doing the washing
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    The old monastery nun

    by desert_princess Updated Oct 26, 2005

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    Isn't she nice , the old monastery nun , all dressed in black, sitting at the entrance of the church ,with all the frescoes around her. It is the same one that I saw little earlier washing the carpets. She looks soo...peaceful? serene?

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    "Tepavitsa" - Natural Washing Machine

    by desert_princess Written Oct 17, 2005

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    "Tepavitsa" - An Ingenious mechanism bringing the waters from the river into a pond to wash the monastery carpets. They become all clean ,just from the washing power of the running water. Sometimes soap is rubbed on them to acheive a greater effect.

    Located at Drushlyavitza river outside of the monastery by a local tavern ,when you look up left from the Samokov gate

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    I guess...

    by polardabar Updated Jul 4, 2004
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    ...I could attach this photo here, since it's probably a Local Custom, hehe. No, just kiddin'. The first thing you see when you cross the Macedonian-Bulgarian border is this. In a sick way, I kinda like it...

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  • Visit a mass

    by ger4444 Updated Mar 21, 2004

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    Visiting the monsatary in the week-end: try to visit a mass at the church in the morning. It can be a unique experience. Whenever visiting the church, either on sunday or on other days, dress properly, but of course that is unnecessarily to say. Pay respect to the sanctuary ground of the monastery: that is, don?t smoke inside the courtyard, do it outside the gate. Pay respect to the ongoing practises during the day, don?t forget that the monastery is ?still at work? and is not some kind of Disney land tourist attraction. Don?t flash around with your camaras in the church (more over: it is not allowed, yet people do it anyway) and don?t do it during a holy mass.

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    Washing machine

    by chbuchie Written Oct 24, 2005

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    you don't see a natural washing machine every day, the power of water turning around the huge bin serves to wash the local clothes and the carpets of the church

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