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New Valamo Monastery
New Valamo or New Valaam (Finnish: Uusi Valamo) is an Orthodox monastery in Heinävesi, Finland. The monastery was established in 1940, when some 190 monks from Valaam Monastery in Karelia were evacuated from their old abode on a group of islands in Lake Laatokka (Ladoga) in Eastern Finland when it became part of Russia.
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This is the church in Köylio, Finland. It was completed in 1752, and in 1890 the current belfry was built high enough to be seen from all over the parish. On the lakeside of Kirkkosaari-island are the Priest’s stairs, (Papinportaat) that the pastor could walk up when coming from the vicarage located on the mainland.