Vaults and Chandeliers of Restored Resurrection Cathedral
Northside view of the magnificent interior, vaults and chandeliers, plaster décor painted in blue and white colors, of the Cathedral of Resurrection of Christ after extensive restoration.
The building of Resurrection Cathedral was constructed on the grounds of New Jerusalem monastery in Istra in the second half of the 17th century as a replica of the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem. Russian monks and architects were sent in 1656 by Moscow Patriarch Nikon to the Holy land to take sketches and plans of the famous cathedral and since 1657 already started grandiose construction of “New Jerusalem” Resurrection monastery 50 km West from Moscow city.
After the destruction of the architectural ensemble by Nazi Germans in December 1941, part of ruined walls and white columns of the Resurrection church was reconstructed in Soviet times, but its interior still was in very bad shape. During the current renovation and restoration works (2009-2017) the interior of the tall church decorated with blue and white colors, frescoes, molding, and golden cupola were completely restored and shining now like a new.
Photo #055 taken on June 03, 2015
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