St. Nicholas Monastery (Pereslavl-Zalessky)

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The St. Nicholas Monastery (or Nikolsky Monastery) is a Russian Orthodox monastery in Pereslavl-Zalessky, Russia.

History[edit]

Celebrating Easter in the Annunciation Church at the Monastery.

The monastery was founded in the 14th century by St. Dimitri of Priluki.[1] Several churches are located on the site; the St. Nicholas Cathedral was built in the 18th century and has a pyramidal shape. Two of the oldest temples on the site of the monastery have survived to the present times - the Peter and Paul Church and the Annunciation Refectory Church.

Prioress of the Monastery

The Baroque-style Church of St. Peter and Paul was built in the mid-18th century. The Annunciation Church was built in 1748 also in the Baroque style.[2]

The St. Nicholas Monastery was mostly destroyed during the Soviet period, but has been undergoing renovations since 1999.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dimitri of Priluki, the Venerable". Russian Icons, FSUE "MICC of the Ministry of Culture". 2010–2012. Retrieved 2013-10-16. 
  2. ^ "Monasteries of Pereslavl-Zalesski". Advantour. 2001–2013. Retrieved 2013-10-16. 
  3. ^ "Pereslavl-Zalessky: An Ancient Retreat From Moscow". The Moscow Times. 7 July 2013. Retrieved 2013-10-16. 

Coordinates: 56°43′55″N 38°50′13″E / 56.732°N 38.837°E / 56.732; 38.837