Today everyone who goes to the Domodedovo airport (the largest airport of the capital) or arriving through this gate to Moscow, can see the breathtaking panoramic view of the Holy Trinity Temple. You can observe the majestic multi-domed temple with its belfry, chapel, towers and the bridge gate connecting it to the Kashirskoe highway.
This is the Temple of the Holy Life-giving Trinity which was built on the 1,000 year anniversary of the Christening of Russia. It was built approximately one year ago in Orehovo-Borisovo which is in the southern part of the city.
The decision to start construction of the temple was confirmed in 1988, however because it was necessary to restore some of the relics and artifacts construction of the temple was postponed. Finally, on September 1, 2001 the most holy Patriarch Aleksiy II preformed services and construction of the temple began. On May 19, 2004, it was ceremoniously opened and Patriarch Aleksiy II consecrated the new temple.
Some history: The year 988 was a pivotal year in Russian history, for that is when this country adopted Christianity. Prince Vladimir, the sovereign ruler of Olden Russia, was christened in the Crimean town of Hersoness, which in those times belonged to Byzantium. At his decree, all of his subjects, also adopted Christianity. Thus, in the 10th century Kievskaya Rus (Russia, Ukraina) became a country of Orthodox Christians.
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Cormac (26545) 2005-05-13 0:46
What great light you caught here. The temple is just glowing, and the beautiful blue domes look even more vivid against the pale blue of the sky. Your note was very interesting also. Well done! I hope I see lots more like this.
Emile (20348) 2005-05-13 2:33
Beautiful temple, very good photo.
Love the colors of the temple, very sharp and the composition of the pic is excellent.
Thank you for your note.
Very well done.
Albrecht (11279) 2005-05-13 2:58
Wonderful pic to look at;great colours and very detailed and sharp. good job, regards Albrecht
PixelTerror (0) 2005-05-13 4:18
Great image you post here today, with the declining sunlight you offer us splendid colors on this famous building, pity we don't have people near it to estimate the size but I have heard several times it's really very big !
As a suggestion for another photo, you could maybe stand on the bridge we see on the left and take a photo with the bridge perspective and some people in front of the church. Just an idea...
Have a nice day,
Motrem (2392) 2005-05-13 17:34
The light is very beautiful and highlighted all the colours of this temple. I like very much your whole composition.
La lumière est très belle et fait ressortir toutes les couleurs de ce temple. J'aime beaucoup l'ensemble de votre composition.
optic (0) 2005-07-30 20:40
What a beautifull image, i like the Russian architecture. Nice colours and clear details, light is superb, very well composed.
sixTL (8596) 2005-10-27 1:54
Hi Arthur, very beautiful light. Very impressive picture! regards Artur
- Copyright: Arthur Lookyanov (ArtLook) (2348)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2005-05-10
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Olympus C-5060WZ
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Church in Russia _2, Artistic Structures [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2005-05-12 23:47