Under Dome of Church of the Three Patriarchs of Constantinople

Under Dome of Church of the Three Patriarchs of Constantinople
«Under Dome of Church of the Three Patriarchs of Constantinople»

Interior of the north-western church in the gallery of St. Basils Cathedral (one of eight small chapels) overlooking its vaults from under the church chandelier. On the ceiling of the dome is painted an icon with the image of Jesus Christ.

The Church was consecrated in the name of the three Patriarchs of Constantinople, Alexander, John, and Paul the New, who is remembered on August 30 (September 12). On this day in 1552, the army of Russian Tsar Ivan IV (The Terrible) defeated cavalry of the Tatar Prince Epancha coming from the Crimea to help the Kazan Khanate. The oil-paint murals were executed in the middle of the 19th century. Handing from the center of cupola the church chandelier (panikadilo) was made in the 18th century. Beautifully gilded wood iconostasis with a gesso ground layer was hand-carved in 1842-1849.

The Church was restored in 2007 with the contribution of Moscow International Monetary Exchange.

Photo #044 taken on August 24, 2017 during a tour of St. Basil's Cathedral with my dear clients from Australia, Geoffrey and Susan Stacey.

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