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350 Yr Old Monastery, Destroyed by Nazis, Finally Restored And its Mesmerizing
Russian Faith ^ | 6/6/18 | Michael Tare

Posted on 06/11/2018 5:33:41 PM PDT by marshmallow

A unique monastery--Russia's own Holy Land, founded by the controversial Patriarch Nikon in 1656--has finally been rebuilt in Moscow

The breathtakingly beautiful, architecturally unique and historically significant New Jerusalem monastery has occupied a place of unique veneration among Russians during its 350-year history. A few years before the Revolution, it was visited by about 35,000 people annually.

It was originally founded in 1656 by Patriarch Nikon, who built it to imitate structurally and thematically the Church of Christ’s Tomb in Jerusalem. This was done so that Russians who could not make the long pilgrimage to Jerusalem could get a taste of the Holiest shrine of the Christian world.

It was demolished by the German military during WWII. The restoration, overlooked in recent years by Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, has taken decades, was finally completed in 2017 and now a jewel of the Russian Orthodox Church once again shines in all its glory.

The Resurrection Cathedral was built like a copy of the most holy site of the Christian world: the Church of Christ’s Tomb in Jerusalem


(Excerpt) Read more at russian-faith.com ...


TOPICS: History; Orthodox Christian; Religion & Culture; Worship
KEYWORDS: cathedral; christianity; monastery; nazis; nikon; orthodox; restored; russia
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1 posted on 06/11/2018 5:33:41 PM PDT by marshmallow
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Absolutely gorgeous. I marvel at the things man can create, though he does get help. 8>)


2 posted on 06/11/2018 5:39:55 PM PDT by Robert DeLong
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To: marshmallow; rodguy911; Kaslin; vette6387; hoosiermama; unkus; celtic gal; ZULU; sheik yerbouty; ...

FYI; enjoy the photos.


3 posted on 06/11/2018 5:44:23 PM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: ExTexasRedhead

Thanks!


4 posted on 06/11/2018 5:48:58 PM PDT by left that other site (For America to have CONFIDENCE in our future, we must have PRIDE in our HISTORY... DJT)
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To: marshmallow

Stunning!


5 posted on 06/11/2018 5:57:43 PM PDT by freedumb2003 ("We were designed as gardeners, not cubicle rats." (/robroys woman))
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To: marshmallow

Wow, the Russians have a way with some things.


6 posted on 06/11/2018 6:00:26 PM PDT by doorgunner69 (Give me the liberty to take care of my own security..........)
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To: marshmallow

The turquoise roof is incredible (photo at the site).

Anyone know how the roof is constructed? Turquoise-colored tiles? Metal? Paint?


7 posted on 06/11/2018 6:01:15 PM PDT by chrisser
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To: marshmallow

SO much more in common with the Russian than what keeps us apart. When he has dispensed with NK, Trump needs to sit down with Putin and plan a joint effort to combat Islamofascism, Erdogan, Iran, and excise radical Islam from all of the West.


8 posted on 06/11/2018 6:02:58 PM PDT by montag813
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To: marshmallow

Beautiful and check out the cat in the first picture.


9 posted on 06/11/2018 6:03:23 PM PDT by Moonman62 (Give a man a fish and he'll be a Democrat. Teach a man to fish and he'll be a responsible citizen.)
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To: ExTexasRedhead; marshmallow

Breath-taking!


10 posted on 06/11/2018 6:06:15 PM PDT by radu (God bless our military men and women, past and present)
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To: marshmallow

Destroyed by the Nazis, or by Stalin?


11 posted on 06/11/2018 6:07:37 PM PDT by dfwgator (Endut! Hoch Hech!)
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To: doorgunner69

It’s like a work of art.


12 posted on 06/11/2018 6:09:46 PM PDT by Moonman62 (Give a man a fish and he'll be a Democrat. Teach a man to fish and he'll be a responsible citizen.)
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To: marshmallow

It’s amazing. Thanks for sharing :-)


13 posted on 06/11/2018 6:13:30 PM PDT by Cloverfarm (Pray for the peace of Jerusalem ...)
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To: marshmallow

Just beautiful...thank you for sharing.


14 posted on 06/11/2018 6:28:50 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: marshmallow

The president should visit. Heads would explode.


15 posted on 06/11/2018 6:33:28 PM PDT by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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To: marshmallow

Wow....beautiful


16 posted on 06/11/2018 6:37:48 PM PDT by goodnesswins (White Privilege EQUALS Self Control & working 50-80 hrs/wk for 40 years!)
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To: Cloverfarm

Bookmark


17 posted on 06/11/2018 6:43:37 PM PDT by publius911 ( If we let it, California will lead us all over the cliff.)
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To: marshmallow

Spectacular! So beautiful.


18 posted on 06/11/2018 6:44:59 PM PDT by madison10
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This is what happens when for 70 plus years a people were starved of The Word Of God.


19 posted on 06/11/2018 7:01:18 PM PDT by jmacusa ("Made it Ma, top of the world!'')
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To: marshmallow

So beautiful. I’m glad they restored it. A shame to let it go.


20 posted on 06/11/2018 7:09:49 PM PDT by Beowulf9
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