Saturday, October 1, 2016

Cathedral of the Assumption - Russia

 The Cathedral of the Assumption is one of the structures in the Trinity Lavra of St. Sergius, the most important monastery in Russia and the spiritual center of Russian Orthodox Christianity. Founded in 1345 by St. Sergius of Radonezh and containing his relics, Holy Trinity is located in the city of Sergiyev Posad about 45 miles northeast of Moscow.
Architectural Ensemble of the Trinity Sergius Lavra in Sergiev Posad is on the Unesco WHS list since 1993.

RU-4643525, sent by Polina.
The Cathedral of the Assumption was modeled on the church of the same name in Moscow. It was finished in 1585, with money donated by Ivan the Terrible as penance for killing his son. 

Services are held here in the summer, but it is often closed at other times of the year. Outside the west door is the grave of Tsar Boris Godunov, the only tsar not buried in Moscow's Kremlin or the Peter and Paul Cathedral in St. Petersburg. - in:

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