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The Holy Trinity Cathedral

Constructed to replace the wooden Trinity Church built by the Monastery founder Sergius of Radonezh. The Cathedral became a compositional center for the subsequently developing Monastery ensemble.

The walls made of blocks of white stone are unusually inclined towards the center enchanting the Cathedral monumentality, stability and uprising character.
In 1458 the brick church - Nikon Chapel was constructed over the tomb of Sergius's successor Nikon buried at the southern wall of the Trinity Cathedral.

The Holy Trinity Cathedral as you see it today dates back to the year 1423, but there was a much older, wooden church at this place before that. For people who are not very familiar with the russian-orthodox church it is really not easy to understand that various churches are built next to each other.

Unfortunately the Trinity Cathedral is very dark inside and so I was not able to take any good photos, although the works of art and the iconostasis would really be worth it.

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