A glimpse at Sergiyev Posad, the heart of Russian Orthodoxy

Sergiyev Posad is a unique Russian city with a long history that dates back to the 14th century. The Trinity Lavra (monastery), established in the 1340s, makes the city special. Christians have been coming here for centuries to admire its beauty.

The most significant iconostasis of the Lavra was created by the famous Russian icon painters Andrey Rublev and Daniil Cherniy. Especially for this iconostasis Rublev painted a famous icon "The Holy Trinity". Totally, the monastery's ensemble includes more than 50 buildings of different missions, which were designed and decorated by the best masters of XV-XIX centuries. Since 1993 the architecture of the Trinity - St. Sergius Lavra has been an object of UNESCO World Heritage.

Today the monastery is a country residence of Patriarch Kirill I of Moscow.

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