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11th cent, 1564
Photo RWFG 1977
Annunciation Church in the St. Nikita Monastery, the oldest in the
Pereslavl territory, is in the northen part of Pereslavl not far from
the Troytskaya Sloboda. Allegedly, it stands on the site of an
ancient pagan place of worship. The Monastery is commonly believed to
have been founded in the 11th century. None of the old wooden
constructions survived. In the 16th century Ivan the Terrible and his
wife Anastasiya Romanovna funded the construction of the stone
In 1930 the bells from the bell tower and the gilded crosses from St. Nikita Cathedral were taken away and the 19th century altar screen was torn down and “utilized” as firewood. - In 1990 the monastery was given back to the Church and nowadays its buildings are gradually being restored. As before, the ancient shrine of Pereslavl sees pilgrims coming from all over Russia and from abroad.
Text from Guide to Pereslavl Zalessky
The Nikitinsky complex in 2008
Church of the Transfiguration
Cathedral of the Transfiguration of the Savior was erected between
1152 and 1157. It is the oldest church of the
Vladimir-Pereslavl-Zalessky school. Unfortunately, the frescoes of
the 12th century have not survived.
The Pereslavl “Transfiguration Icon" is now kept in the Tretyakov Gallery. The Russian art-historians claim that it was painted by Theophanes the Greek at end of the 14th cent. If it is indeed by Theophanes (1340 – 1410), it shows already the highly spiritual style characteristic of the 15th century (Rublyev).
Church of Peter the Metropolitan
The church of Metropolitan Peter
the church was built of wood and only in 1584 the construction of a
stone church of the same name was financed by Ivan the Terrible. The
Church of St. Peter the Metropolitan is one of the most beautiful
architectural monuments of the town. Three sides of its elegant
tented roof are circled by an open walking gallery. The stepped
rising arches augment the decorative look of the church. The church
is one of the last buildings of the classical 16th century
Alexander Nevskyi Church
and the Cathedral of the Icon of Vladimir
Cathedral of the Vladimir Icon of the Mother of God (rear) and the
Church of Alexander Nevskiy(front) were built iin the 1740s. The
construction was financed by a citizen of Pereslavl by the name of F.
Ugrimov, a merchant and a factory owner. Both temples were part of
the Novodevichy Monastery of the Purification of the Blessed Virgin
Mary. When the Pereslavl eparchy was abolished in the second half of
the 18th century, the not-so-wealthy convent was closed and its
churches turned into ordinary parish churches.
At the beginning of the 20th century the spacious Cathedral of the Vladimir Icon of the Mother of God became the new town cathedral and the ancient Cathedral of the Transfiguration of the Savior was subordinated to it. The 18th century belfry which stood between the Vladimirsky Cathedral and the Church of Alexander Nevsky was demolished in 1930 along with the convent’s walls when more lanes were added to the Yaroslavsky highway. Only a small part of the original wall has survived. These two churches, situated in the immediate proximity of the Red square, were spared as parts of an integral architectural ensemble.
Text from Guide to Pereslavl Zalessky
of the Vladimir Icon
Another splendid photograph of the Church of the Vladimir Icon.
Pereslavl-Zalessky, St. Nikolas Convent
Late 17th cent, rebuilt 2003
The new ensemble of St Nikolas
the first decades of the Soviet Union the enclosure wall, the tented
bell-tower dated back to1693, and the Nicola cathedral built in 1721
(the money came from the Muscovites Obuhovi), were dismantled. What
has survived from the monastery are the Annunciation Church with
epigraphs of old times, the St. Peter and Paul’s gate church
built in the middle of the 17th century, fragments of the monastery
wall with the gates, and a cell constructed in 1894.
The original sanctuary is now being actively restored. Not only its old facilities are undergoing reconstruction but also new ones appeared instead of those which had been ruined. The money for restoration of the enclosure wall, the bell tower and the Nicola cathedral came from V.I. Tirishkin. The Nicola Cathedral, the main church of the sanctuary, was built in the image of the Uspenskiy Cathedral of the Kievsko-Pechorskaya Lavra (The architect is V. Izhikov, 1999–2003).
church and bell tower built in 2003.
Unfortunately the transformer and its wiring were not removed. I could have eliminated them with Photoshop,
but the effort would have been prohibitive and the result unsatisfactory
admiring the beautiful ensemble of the Nicola Convent it is difficult
to imagine that it endured more devastation than any other Pereslavl
sanctuary in the years when religion was not in favor. Fifteen years
ago you could hardly identify two dilapidated churches and a small
section of the wall of the old monastery. Today, about 50 nuns live
in the convent which, as before, is now one of the prosperous
sanctuaries of Pereslavl again.
Text from Guide to Pereslavl Zaleskiy
Church of the Intercession on the estate of Boris Godunov
Ostrov, west of Pereslavl, Church of the Intercession on Boris Godunov's estate(?)
I found the village of Ostrov in the Pereslavl district on Google Earth. However, there is no church visible in GE, nor are the churches in Zabolot'e and Zakubezhe the one shown here.
Where can I find the church pictured above ?
early 16th cent
Alexandrov, entry to the Kreml
Aleksandrov, Trinity Cathedral of the Novospassky Monastery