Chetyrina Natalia

On the history of construction of the stone Resurrection (Petropavlovskaia) Church in Sergievski Posad

Chetyrina Natalia (2022) "On the history of construction of the stone Resurrection (Petropavlovskaia) Church in Sergievski Posad ", Vestnik Pravoslavnogo Sviato-Tikhonovskogo gumanitarnogo universiteta. Seriia II : Istoriia. Istoriia Russkoy Pravoslavnoy Tserkvi, 2022, vol. 109, pp. 52-64 (in Russian).

DOI of the paper: 10.15382/sturII2022109.52-64


: One of the parishes of the ancient Sergievski posad of the Moscow province got its name from the wooden church in the name of the Renewal of the Church of the Resurrection of Christ, in the vernacular of the Resurrection. It was erected to the north of the monastery in 1654 by decree of Tsar Alexei Mikhailovich and with the blessing of Patriarch Nikon in memory of the events of the defense of the monastery in 1608-1610. By 1782, by the time the settlement received urban status – the status of a posad, the Resurrection Church remained wooden, while in other parishes the temples were stone. Moreover, there was another wooden church of this parish next to it – in the name of the Apostles Peter and Paul (Petropavlovskai). It was possible to replace wooden buildings with a stone (brick) temple only in the first quarter of the XIX century. Initially, it was supposed to carry out construction in a couple of seasons of 1811-1812. To do this, Metropolitan Platon's permission (resolution) was obtained, the plan and facade of the church with the chapel were approved, a suitable artel of builders was found, the work of a brick factory was organized, other building materials were prepared. However, the events of the Patriotic War of 1812 and its consequences slowed down the progress of work. The buildings were returned to construction in 1814. The consecration of the temple took place in two stages, as all construction and finishing works were completed. In 1818, the main altar was consecrated in the name of the Renewal of the Church of the Resurrection of Christ on the new antimins, and the next year, 1819, the chapel with the throne in the name of the Apostles Peter and Paul on the old antimins. Both events took place with the participation of an outstanding local native Archimandrite Nikanor (26.11.1787-17.09.1856) and the clergy of Sergievski posad. In everyday life, residents often call it Petropavlovsk church. In the XX century, it experienced ruin and rebirth and is now a courtyard of the Trinity-Sergius Lavra.


local history, Trinity-Sergius Lavra, Sergievski posad, Resurrection (Peter and Paul) church, parish, stone construction, brick production


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Chetyrina Natalia

Academic Degree: Candidate of Sciences* in History;
Academic Degree: Candidate of Sciences* in History;
Academic Rank: Associate Professor;
Place of work: Lomonosov Moscow State University; 27/4 Lomonosovskii prospekt, Moscow 119192, Russian Federation;
Post: researcher of the Department of history and theory of politics;
ORCID: 0000-0002-4274-2710;
Email: nchetyrina@yandex.ru.

*According to the International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED) 2011, the degree of Candidate of Sciences (Cand.Sc.) belongs to ISCED level 8 — "doctoral or equivalent", together with PhD, DPhil, D.Lit, D.Sc, LL.D, Doctorate or similar.