For the information
of those who carry out excursionary activity, specialists in the accompanying of tourists,
who conduct excursions round the Orthodox holy things of the Crimea!
In order to avoid an impious attitude towards the Orthodox holy things of the Simferopol and Crimean diocese on the part of tourists from groups that come from non-ecclesiastical tourist agencies, Metropolitan Lazarus of Simferopol and Crimea has issued a decree blessing the carrying out of excursions round the holy places of the Simferopol and Crimean diocese (monasteries, churches), but allowing this to be done only by members of the pilgrimage section of the Simferopol and Crimean diocese, pilgrimage experts and leaders of excursions to the monasteries and churches of the Simferopol and Crimean diocese.
On the organization of excursions to the Holy Dormition men's monastery of the Simferopol and Crimean diocese!
According to information provided by the prior of the Holy Dormition monastery, Archimandrite Silouan (Makej), from October 22, 2008 the organization of excursions to the sites of interest and historical and cultural monuments of the Dormition monastery (Bakhchisaray, Basenko str., 57a) is carried out in accordance with the established "Rules for external behaviour on visiting the Holy Dormition monastery of the Simferopol and Crimean diocese of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church".