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What unusual can be seen in one revived village? Come to Mosar

Historical information . For the first time Mosar is mentioned in the historical documents dated 1514. At the end of the 18th century the village was Robert and Anna Bzhestovskikh`s possession who built the two-storeyed palace. According to the legend, Italians - Michelangelo`s pupils were attracted to construction of the palace. After revolution during Civil war the palace was destroyed. Today from it there is no trace left also, however history kept the descriptions of the palace left by his contemporaries.

According to descriptions, the main hall of the palace was called Royal. In it in all wall the family tree of all Polish kings and queens was represented. Winter heating of the room was carried out by means of the huge furnace issued in the form of a pyramid and the French fireplace with a bust of the king Stanislav - Augustus. On a legend, the king repeatedly stayed in Mosare and as the fan of old times, took part in archeological excavations.

In descriptions of contemporaries it is mentioned that, except the Royal hall, in the palace settled down the Ballroom with a rich fireplace from black marble, the Mirror hall which walls were laid out by mirror panels, and the Chinese room decorated in east style. Around the palace a big garden was laid out, and to a main entrance the beautiful oak avenue conducted.

Near the palace in 1792 Saint Anne`s church was constructed by . The main shrine of a church are the Saint Justinian`s relics brought from Myadel in 1838. According to a legend remains of the Saint, one of teachers of a hristianst 2 centuries AD, took through Mosar on horses. And in Mosare horses refused to move further. It was apprehended by believers as a sign that Saint Justinian showed the will to remain in Mosare.

After 1939, with final arrival of the Soviet power, a church Anna`s Saint was many years in decline. On a meadow before a church grazed cattle. New revival of the temple began only in 1988 when arrival the priest Yozas Bulka headed . The Lithuanian on a nationality, 1925 year of birth who became the priest in 60 years managed to change not only a church and its vicinities, but also, what is much more difficult, to lead local population.

For last twenty years the small village in the west of Belarus turned into the pleasant tourist center and the place which inhabitants consciously refused alcoholism. Local tour agencies are called Mosar small Belarusian Versailles. Also have on it the reasons. The arboretum put by Yozas Bulka took so well-groomed form now that admires all tourists arriving here. And them in this town in summertime happens to one thousand people a day. Many tourist routes of Belarus include Mosar`s visit.

Before the building of a church the copy of a statue of Michelangelo " is established; The Sculpture of the Mother of God mourning Jesus removed from a cross , executed by the Belarusian masters at a rate of the original by the special order of the priest Yozas Bulka.

In front of the central gate of a church the Belarus first statue of the Pope John Paul II executed full-scale is established. The monument to the pontiff was made by request of the mosarsky priest and established on a pedestal in August, 2005 - years of death of the Father.

In the depth of park behind a church there is a spring or, on - local, a krinichka . Water analysis showed that in it tens of curative components. It is quite possible to build sanatorium. To a krinichka the well-groomed avenue conducts. And at the source the sculptural composition is created. After consecration of a source and water began to call from it sacred.

From sacred source can come to avenue of sobriety put last year. The bushes and trees planted along the avenue by the people who arrived from the different regions of Belarus wishing to finish alcoholism are still too young. But they will gain strength every year, and together with them the antialcoholic movement will gain strength also. At the end of the avenue of sobriety it is possible to see a statue of the sitting Moisey pointing to a board with ten God`s precepts.

In distant part of the arboretum begins the road to Golgotha . The land relief allowed to simulate the road to Golgotha passed by Christ. Near its beginning it is possible to see a statue of Jesus bearing a cross . The road begins from the arboretum and comes to an end at hill top. There the highest cross in Belarus is established to (height about 25 m). They say that it it is visible from distance 15 km. At a foot of the cross - sculptural composition, under it - the reduced model of the Lord`s coffin.

An old cemetery in Mosare too unique. On it Catholics and Orthodox Christians are buried. Any division into faiths. The cemetery turned into the well-groomed place which is visited willingly by numerous tourists. When under the leadership of Bulka on a cemetery restoration was carried out, the first that is made according to its instruction - ogradka were removed from all graves and the cemetery took absolutely new form.

The cemetery was enclosed with a beautiful stone fence, and in its central part the five-meter white statue of Christ was built. The look of the savior is directed on a church and on the road conducting to a grave. The savior is ready to accept and embrace each soul which came back to him.

In Mosare it is also possible to visit small the antialcoholic museum in which the real moonshine stills transferred there by local population are exposed. The branch of the Gluboksky historian - the ethnographic museum located in the former wooden barn age about two hundred years is always open for visit . It was constructed near a church for the economic purposes. The unique structure is created without uniform nailing.

I think that the listed sights already in itself not local scale. But the main miracle of Mosar undoubtedly is the elderly priest - the priest Yozas Bulka . The person from capital letter who managed to revive the godforsaken village and to turn it into a corner on which comes to look at many people of the most different countries and religions.

On October 27, at birthday of Yozas Ventslavovich Bulki, we will wish it a good health, many years of life and new fulfillments!