Church of St. Michael the Archangel, Smolensk

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  • Church of Archangel Michael (Svirskaya) was built in the year 1191-94 and is located in Smolensk on Park Street. It is one of the three churches of the pre-Mongol period, surviving in the city. Was surprised by the grandeur of this church.
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  • . In the Chronicles of the time found admiring reviews about the founder of the Church, which amazed visitors with contemporaries daring architectural solutions, the richness of its interior and especially winnable smotrevshejsja against the backdrop of a squat wooden buildings. Common name of the Church is popularly Svirskaya, historians relate that she was standing at the crossroads of trade routes from the Sivers'kyi or Svirskih lands. Shrine complex of tiled brick-plinfy, jointed with lime mortar. Almost all internal walls and vaults were painted, leading up to our days only in small fragments. The floors were covered with slip glaze ceramic plates. The area known as the Smjadynju River of the same name, which is this temple is interesting because here in the year 1015 on the orders of Prince Sviatopolk, nicknamed Okajannym, was subsequently killed by his brother Prince Gleb, who became his brother Boris first Russian Saints. Not far from the scene of the crime is now a Memorial, built a small chapel, and from the land of beats Holy source. A place worth visiting.
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  • Located not far from the place where he was killed by one of the first Russian Holy Prince Gleb Vladimirovich. Built in the Byzantine style. Stands on a hillock, looks majestically as from afar and up close. Dejstaujushhaja. There are interesting icons. Fans of historic architecture really advise to visit.
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  • The Church of Michael the Archangel was built on the site of the old wooden church of Michael the Archangel 18 century, the blessing and the means the Holy Righteous John of kronstadt, as well as donating all-Russian Emperor Nicholas the martyr Alexandrovich Romanov (Nicholas II). Construction lasted from 1905 to 1913 year. Astounding scale and monumentality. Is protected by the State as a monument of architecture, now owned by the parish of SS Peter and Paul balogochinija of Smolensk Diocese of the Russian Orthodox church Metropolitan of Smolensk. Has two throne, the second is dedicated to the icon of the Theotokos (Odigidrija). We wish this Holy Temple priest Father John many summers, the vivacity of the spiritual and the Providence of God in restoring the Church and hope soon to see the Interior of the Temple in the magnificence and grandeur, in which it saw contemporary 20 century!
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  • Great place! Road service and not a burden.
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  • It's beautiful!
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