The Cathedral of the Savior in Snow

The Cathedral of the Savior in Snow
«The Cathedral of the Savior in Snow»

The white-stone Cathedral of the Savior (Spassky Sobor) covered with snow on the grounds of St. Andronik Monastery of Our Savior. The church, built in 1420-1427, is one of the oldest surviving stone edifices in Moscow.

The famous Russian icon painter, Andrey Rublev, was a monk at Andronikov Monastery and painted the Icon of the Savior Not-Made-by-Hands that can be seen above the door of the cathedral. Unfortunately, all the medieval frescoes in Spassky Sobor were lost. Rublev was buried here in 1430, and more than 500 years later, the Andrey Rublev Museum of Early Russian Art was opened on the grounds of the monastery in 1959. The museum is housed within the Church of the Archangel Michael, which was built on donations from Eudokia Lopukhina, the first wife of Peter the Great, in the 1690s.

Photo #051 taken on January 23, 2016

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