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Stavropoleos Monastery

Stavropoleos Monastery (Romanian: Mănăstirea Stavropoleos), also known as Stavropoleos Church (Romanian: Biserica Stavropoleos) during the last century when the monastery was dissolved, is an Eastern Orthodox monastery for nuns in central Bucharest. Its church is built in Brâncovenesc style. The patrons of the church are the Archangels Michael and Gabriel. The name Stavropoleos is a Romanian rendition of a Greek word, Stauropolis, meaning "The city of the Cross". One of the monastery's mosts significant interests is in Byzantine music, expressed through its choir and the largest collection of Byzantine music books in Romania.

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