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Posternak Kirill

Non-orthodox borrowings in Russian church interiors in the epoch of Peter the Great


Posternak Kirill (2015) "Non-orthodox borrowings in Russian church interiors in the epoch of Peter the Great ", Vestnik Pravoslavnogo Sviato-Tikhonovskogo gumanitarnogo universiteta. Seriia V : Voprosi istorii i teorii hristianskogo iskusstva, 2015, vol. 19, pp. 102-119 (in Russian).

DOI of the paper: 10.15382/sturV201519.102-119

Abstract

The article is focused on an under-studied phenomenon of European church architectural elements adoption in the interiors of Russian churches. The article provides a detailed coverage of such new features as holed iconostases with wide Royal Gates, intricately carved altars, baldachins, pulpits. These architectural elements were fi rst introduced in the interior of the Transfiguration Cathedral in Narva (converted from Lutheran church, consecrated as an Orthodox church in 1708) and were widespread in Russian church architecture of the 18th century, but by the middle of the 19th century have fallen into disuse.

Keywords

Peter the Great, church architecture, baroque, iconostasis, altar, baldachin, pulpit.

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