Staritskiy Holy Dormition Monastery, Staritsa

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  • IOV-the first Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia. Born in Page, learnt in the monastery. Ivan the terrible was appointed Abbot of the monastery, then moved to Moscow, where he received such a high rank. After the death of Boris Godunov, whose policy he supported, and after refusing to accept King of the false Dmitry, was stripped of his titles and exiled back to my Staritsky monastery, where he died shortly afterwards (early 17th century). Through 50 years of imperishable relics moved to Moscow. They were healing. In the face of the Saints Job was canonized in the year 1989. On the territory of the monastery: 1. monument to Job 2. Uspensky Cathedral (Church of the Dormition of the Theotokos), 16th century. Of white Ashlar stone, with 5 heads and innovative features. It holds the power of Pelageya (mother of job) 3. Vvedenska Church (Church of introduction in Temple presvjatoj of the Virgin), 16th century. Built on the order of Ivan the terrible. 4. Chapel of St. George. It has a font. 5. Housings for 6 monks. Gate Church 7. Mausoleum-tomb of General Glebov 8. Cemetery P.S. Monastery previously functioned as a fortification. Recently found part of an extensive system of dungeons. The legend was in the caves of the monastery of Ivan the terrible hid his famous library, but search for it without success.
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  • Beautifully restored monastery. Compact cosy territory with the four temples, ancient cemetery, source, kostnicej. Fresh pastries. Linked to the first Russian Patriarch Job, whose statue and tombstone also on the territory of the monastery.
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  • Without exaggeration we can say that this is the best monastery, which I've seen to date. Stunning cluster of churches of different architectural styles. And every good in its own way and is a real gem. We were pleased with the whole external wall with turrets. But perhaps the biggest cultural shock caused the interior design of the main church! It's indescribably beautiful! How thrilling! That painting, that the metal elements of the altar. And set it at all! Still happy that employees of the monastery only welcome photographing inside churches, asking only taking photos of the priests. The whole monastery left bright and pleasant impressions.
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  • Beautiful and well maintained. Minimum of pilgrims. All very democratic. Though the monastery and masculine, but nobody pestering women over trousers and uncovered head. The monks willingly answer questions about the history of the monastery and temples. In the refectory of the "complexes" for 250 p. per person. It tastes very good. Prepare yourself, plus its pastries.
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  • Many tourists, pilgrimage place is not popular, no monks, no dining room. Quite a beautiful architectural ensemble on the Bank of the Volga River, painting in churches is not preserved. The rest of the church more modern and old women on them trees
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  • My favorite place, a very beautiful and calm place, little pilgrims font on terretorii Temple, very pure. The road is quiet, on the way from Moscow region scored mushrooms)))
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  • While nearby take time, postpone the case and be sure to visit, at least briefly. Take a walk, look around, put in a church candle. It is a holy place. You will understand and prochuvstvute it yourself.
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  • The Page is the main attraction. The rest of the devastation. Monuments of architecture in disrepair. On the magilah of the ancient dead set dance pad
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