Everyone who enters the center of Yaroslavl on the Moscow road meets at the Epiphany Church in Yaroslavl, which is located immediately after crossing the small river Kotorosl, which is an elegant and visible red brick temple. As you know, in Russia churches have always chosen the most beautiful place, here the panorama of the landscape immediately attracts attention. In photos from 100 years ago, the swan princess floats on the river among the dwarf houses of Townsmen. Now they have become taller houses, but the church has not lost its beauty and uniqueness. You can’t miss this tour in Yaroslavl.
A little history of the Epiphany Church in Yaroslavl
According to historical records, the Epiphany Church in Yaroslavl made of wood was erected on the site before the Mongolian-Tatar yoke. At the beginning of the 16th century, by the decree of Tsar Basil III, the territory was given to the monastery of the Holy Transfiguration. The brick building was placed in 1684, the construction took up to 9 years. The main patronage given by the local merchant Zubchaninov was painting of the temple, which was carried out in 1692-1693. Under the direction of the artists D. Plekhanov and F. Ignatyev, the icons are classified as the circle of SS Holmogortsa. The creative combination of local traditions and the capital is brought to the fact that the temple is something unusual, brilliant and very beautiful creation. In the 19th century it was revised and surrounded by a fence, and after the revolution and civil war of the last century, it fell into disuse and was partially destroyed. In the 1930s it appeared as a cultural monument, but it was not given the money for restitution and only in the 1950s did the restoration begin, which goes on until now.
What you can see?
Start with the best visual overview of the surrounding area. It consists of the Epiphany tower of the Yaroslavl Kremlin, the Yaroslav the Wise monument and the trading houses. The Epiphany Church is the square building made of Besstolpny technology, decorated with two rows of arches and 5 beautiful cantilevered vaults with high drums. This foundation is often used as granaries. There are three sides of the church which is surrounded by 8 galleries and a belfry for a little distraction from the composition at the expense of modern masonry.
The historical center of Yaroslavl is included in the UNESCO World Heritage list and protected by the state. The Epiphany Church is one of its pearls.
The special charm and uniqueness of the temple are its tiles. They applied 5 colors and 5 figures for this plant which is an excellent example of Russian ceramics of the 17th century. Inside, everything is covered with bright murals of ancient biblical themes. The holy things of the Epiphany Church in Yaroslavl are considered a list with the miraculous icon “The inexhaustible cup”, the icon with the relics of the Holy Blessed Matron of Moscow, Pantaleon, St. Nikolaya Chudotvortsa and Nektariya Eginskogo, St. Basil and Constantine of Yaroslavl and others.
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