Tuesday, January 6, 2009

The Trinity - St. Sergius Monastery

This is the 1st card of the week and a new unesco whs from Russia. The Trinity - St. Sergius Monastery is on the unesco list since 1993 under the name of Architectural Ensemble of the Trinity Sergius Lavra in Sergiev Posad.
The building on this card is the Piatnitskaya from 1640.

"The Trinity Lavra of St. Sergius is the most important Russian monastery and the spiritual centre of the Russian Orthodox Church. The monastery is situated in the town of Sergiyev Posad, about 90 km to the north-east from Moscow." - in: wikipedia
This is a fine example of a working Orthodox monastery, with military features that are typical of the 15th to the 18th century, the period during which it developed. The main church of the Lavra, the Cathedral of the Assumption (echoing the Kremlin Cathedral of the same name), contains the tomb of Boris Godunov. Among the treasures of the Lavra is the famous icon, The Trinity, by Andrei Rublev." - in: http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/657
The card was sent by Anasty.

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