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Biserica Naşterea Maicii Domnului - Foişor
Biserica Naşterea Maicii Domnului - Foişor © Petrescu

Biserica Naşterea Maicii Domnului - Foişor


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Str. Foişorului 119 sector 3
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The Foișor Church was built in 1746 by Mrs. Smaranda Nicolae Mavrocordat and was dedicated to the Radu Vodă Monastery in Bucharest, with which it adjoined on the South-West side.

The place where the Foișor Church was built was originally part of the domain of the Radu Vodă Monastery. At that time, the estate was outside Bucharest, covered by orchards and arable land, devoid of any constructions. Therefore, Lady Smaranda built her summer palace with gazebo here, due to the higher relief and the tranquility alike.

Since the Church belonged to the Radu Vodă Monastery, it was natural that it should be administered by monks. It was surrounded by a solid brick wall, with monastic cells nearby, traces of which remained until 1925.

Until 1890, all the parish's deceased were buried in the churchyard. Traces of gravestones were identified until 1925, when the Church yard was transformed into a beautiful park with trees and flowers. Up to this date, around the Church, remains of the keels from the second half of the 18th century have been discovered.

In 1925, in the eastern part of the church yard, the first parish house with 4 rooms intended for priests was built. Then, in 1930, the second parish house was erected, with a parish office and council room, which also became the active priests' residence, being located in the northern part of the Church yard.

In 1935, the wall belfry was built, having a monastery-style entrance in the North-West part of the Church yard.
Alex Petrescu
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