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Holy Trinity Cathedral

Holy Trinity Cathedral

This photo I took in Holy Trinity Monastery at Sergiev Posad. This is view on Holy Trinity church of St. Sergius with Nicon chapel.

The Holy Trinity Monastery (Lavra) was founded in 1340 by the patron saint in Russia, St. Sergius, who was great mystic and ascetic. St. Sergius lived in 14th century, when Russia was occupied by the Mongol Tatars. When he was 20 years old, he repose his parents and went into the deep forest, where he spent several years a very austere ascetic life in solitude, reading the Bible, working in his garden and unceasingly praying. The many spiritual gifts granted to him include powerful and effective prayer, clairvoyance, spiritual direction, and numerous visions. In 1380 Sergius blesses Dmitry, the prince of Moscow, for the struggle with the Golden Horde (Mongol Tatars). The original wooden church of Holy Trinity, built by the monk Sergius, was destroyed in a Tatar raid in 1391. Segius died in 1392.

In 1422 St. Sergius was canonized and until next year the first stone temple of the monastery, the Holy Trinity Cathedral, was built (1422-1423).

St. Nikon, who was Sergius's successor, rebuilt the entire monastery that had been destroyed during the invasion by Mongol Tatars in 1408. In 1422 the holy relics of St. Sergius were discovered during the construction of the Trinity Cathedral. St. Nikon commissioned the famous iconographers Andrei Rublev and Daniel the Black to paint the cathedral. The work was finished by 1425.

In 1458 the brick church - Nikon Chapel was constructed over the tomb of Nikon, who was buried at the southern wall of the Trinity Cathedral (the chapel on this photo is at the left side of main church, its dome is hided by branch of tree).

Now a days, a lot of people from all parts of Russia and another countries come and venerate St. Sergius� relics, and are profoundly touched by being in St. Sergius� presence.

Photo taken on 2005-05-24 at 11:21:16

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