If you wish to go on a vacation for full spiritual recovery and total relaxation, we recommend you a getaway to Homorod locality, in the South-East of the Transylvanian Plateau, in the Depression of Homoroade, 35 kilometres away from Sighisoara, 65 kilometres from Brasov and 4 kilometres from Rupea. It is the perfect destination for families with several children, but also for young or older people. Why is thatĂ Because the area remained the same as it used to be in the past, just the way God made it, unpolluted, with genuine villages, ancient customs and traditions and establishments specific to the Romanian, Transylvanian Saxon and Hungarian people, who were protected from the daily stress.
Invitation to a little piece of heaven
?We invite you to spend your holiday in Homorod and most definitely you won?t regret it. If we have talked for more than a decade about the Evangelic Churches from Homorod, Mercheasa and Jimbor, now I want to submit to your attention the Orthodox Churches from Homorod, Mercheasa and Jimbor. I recommend you to make a journey to these churches and choose one to stop at. You will discover old frescos, spiritual symbols, records of the life of the communities from Homorod and customs and traditions without which the people from these here could not live?, said Mr. Marcel Pelei, Mayor of Homorod.
Nature, Biodiversity and Spirituality
We started walking through these villages and we had the information that at St. Nicholas Church from Mercheasa there were two crosses found by a local, imprinted in the branches of a tree he cut off for making some fire wood. We have heard that this ?was a miracle? and we went to the church in order to see them by ourselves. We climbed up a hill, we admired the houses perfectly embracing the land relief, we felt the rustling of leaves under our feet, we found some free geese on the road, we saw women talking outside their yards and we met the custodian of the church, who was just striking the semantron to summon people to the religious service. All these things brought us infinite joy, inner calmness, a good state of mind reaching happiness. All of a sudden, we felt like we wanted to spend the rest of our lives here, careless, to feel the happiness again, and again, and again.
The ?Fresco? Painting
We went inside St. Nicholas Church from Mercheasa, built of stone in 1840, where once there used to be an old wooden church. We admired the crosses imprinted in the wood of the tree and our eyes stared at the interior paintings, made by Mother Leontina from Varatec Monastery, using the fresco technique. We admired the new iconostasis made by the master from Neamt, Vasile Iohoaie and we discovered biblical themes, such as ?the Nativity? and aspects related to Heaven and Hell. Around Christmas time, a fir tree is decorated inside the church and Father Nicolae Palmes offers presents to the children.