Inside this ancient cave monastery.

20150823  Moldova Tipova Monaastry. Elena and friends do a ceremony in the cave monastry of Tipva
20150823 Moldova Tipova Monastery. The holy man arrives wearing a sports bag.
20150823  Moldova Tipova Monaastry. Elena and friends do a ceremony in the cave monastry of Tipva
The monastery starts smelling sweet when the monk spreads the scents.
20150823  Moldova Tipova Monaastry. Elena and friends do a ceremony in the cave monastry of Tipva
Elena stays bend under his sacred cape while he reads for about 25 minutes
20150823  Moldova Tipova Monaastry. Elena and friends do a ceremony in the cave monastry of Tipva
Friends of Elena support her. Dimitri goes to church every week with his grandmother. He likes it. His mother is impressed by the ceremony too.
20150823  Moldova Tipova Monaastry. Elena and friends do a ceremony in the cave monastry of Tipva
The priest does several rituals on elena’s face, hands and feet.
20150823  Moldova Tipova Monaastry. Elena and friends do a ceremony in the cave monastry of Tipva
He also cut some hairs and gives them sacred powers.
20150823  Moldova Tipova Monaastry. Elena and friends do a ceremony in the cave monastry of Tipva
The reading goes on and on. The ceremony lasted over an hour. After being poured down with water, Elena wore a blanked against the cold.
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