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Guidelines for Visiting Orthodox Churches
When visiting an active church or monastery in Moscow, you should bear in mind that it is not only an architectural and historical landmark. In the first place, it is where religious services are held and where believers come to pray or to ask for support.
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CATHEDRAL OF CHRIST THE SAVIOUR IN MOSCOW
The Cathedral of Christ the Saviour is the largest Orthodox cathedral in Russia. This majestic Moscow cathedral erected on the bank of the Moskva River opposite the Kremlin was built to gratify God for saving Russia from Napoleon’s army invasion.
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Saint Basil's Cathedral in the Moscow Red Square
The Saint Basil's Cathedral dates back to the era of Ivan the Terrible. It is the most famous symbol of medieval Russian architecture. This ornate complex of nine churches built on a common foundation occupies the vast expanse of Red Square in Moscow.
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Resurrection Church in Kadashi Sloboda
The Resurrection Church in Kadashi (Zamoskvorechye District) is one of the most beautiful churches in Moscow. Despite its turbulent historical background, this magnificent Naryshkin Baroque church built at the end of the 17th century has survived until today.
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Martha and Mary Convent
Marfo-Mariinsky Convent is a female stavropegic monastery and one of the most visited in Moscow. Located in Zamoskvorechye, this beautiful convent has a unique look, being an incredibly unique example of Art Modern church architecture in Moscow.
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Kazan Cathedral in Moscow
Kazan Cathedral stands where Moscow Red Square meets Nikolskaya Street, next to the Historical Museum and the GUM. The moment you see it, your imagination carries you away, deep into the mystery of ancient Moscow the way it was in the last part of the Middle Ages.
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Cathedral of the Archangel
The Cathedral of the Archangel was built in the 16th century and dedicated to the Archangel Michael. It was the main necropolis of the grand princes of Moscow. Ivan Kalita, Dmitry Donskoy, Ivan the Terrible and Michael I Romanov are buried here.
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Dormition Cathedral in Moscow
The Dormition Cathedral of the Moscow Kremlin was a key Orthodox cathedral of the Russian state in the 15th–19th c. It is where all the emperors of the Romanov dynasty were coronated. The cathedral was the burial place for Kremlin Russia Metropolitans and Patriarchs.
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Glas Russian Orthodox Theatre
Glas Spiritual Theatre is the only theatre in Moscow that has received the blessing of the Russian Orthodox Church. Excerpts from the Gospels, canons and prayers have all become part of the performances, a novelty after the fall of the Soviet Union.
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Novodevichy Convent in Moscow
The Novodevichy Convent is one of the most beautiful architectural monuments in Moscow, a true masterpiece of the 16th–17th cent., that played a crucial role in the history of Russia. The Novodevichy Convent is an example of Moscow Baroque architecture.
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Danilov Monastery
The Danilov Monastery is one of the largest and oldest functioning monasteries in the Russian capital. The main cathedral of this Moscow monastery is the Trinity Cathedral built in the early 19th century. Most probably it was designed by architect Osip Bove.
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Church of the Intercession at Fili
The Church of the Intercession at Fili built at the end of the 17th century is one of the most notable and beautiful Naryshkin Baroque churches in Moscow. In the 20th century, the church was transferred to the Andrei Rublev Museum of Old Russian Culture.
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St. Clement's Church
St. Clement’s Church is located in Pyatnitskaya Street in Moscow historic centre. Its majestic building with light blue domes can be seen from afar. This is one of Moscow’s most famous churches and a unique example of Baroque church architecture.
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Orthodox Churches in Moscow
The Moscow Eparchy of the Russian Orthodox Church officially includes about 1,000 churches and chapels. However, this count leaves out inactive churches, many of which are beautiful monuments of architecture. The true masterpiece is the St Basil's Cathedral.
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Vysokopetrovsky Monastery
The Vysoko-Petrovsky Monastery is one of the oldest in Moscow. It dates back to the 14th cent, when the fist wooden church was built here. It gained most of its momentum at the end of the 17th century, when its patrons were the Naryshkins and Peter the Great.
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Ivanovsky Convent
The Ivanovsky Convent, or St John the Baptist’s Stauropegic Convent, built in the 16th century is one of the oldest in the capital. The main church of this Moscow convent is the Beheading of John the Baptist Cathedral. It was patterned after Italian basilicas.
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Novospassky Monastery
The Novospassky stauropegic monastery is one of the largest active monastic cloisters in Moscow. Every day it welcomes a great number of believers seeking spiritual guidance. Moscow Transfiguration Cathedral is the main cathedral of this monastery.
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Monasteries of Moscow Region
Over the last few years monasteries around Moscow have been rapidly reconstructed. Over the hundreds of years they have been glorified by great saints, hermits, and preachers. Objects of religious reverence such as miraculous icons and relics are kept in them.
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Orthodox Sanctities in Moscow
It's impossible to list all the Orthodox sanctities and relics in Moscow. There are hundreds scattered all around the city in various churches and monasteries. One of the key relics among them are venerated icons of the Mother of God, Holy Patroness of Russia.
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