№3(59)
September 2017
ISSN
1990-4126

Russian

«Architecton: proceedings of higher education» № 43 September 2013

History of architecture


Zarochintseva Olga V.

PhD student,
Chair of Town Planning.
Moscow Architectural Institute,
Moscow, Russia, e-mail: zarolga@mail.ru

THE PLACE OF A MONASTERY IN THE FABRIC OF A MODERN CITY. THE St. TRINITY LAVRA OF ST. SERGIUS


The Trinity Lavra of St. Sergius is the spiritual centre of Russia. The monastery is located in the downtown and is its main high-rise dominant and a visual reference point. The monastery is also a public center –the road to the monastery turns in to a marketplace of local souvenirs every day. Since the late 1990s the government has been returning its pre-revolutionary possessions to Russian Orthodox Church, and the material resources of the monastery have been growing. As the buildings of the church are returned and restored, so are their pre-revolutionary functions, but in modern reinterpretations. The Trinity Lavra of St. Sergius conducts a lot of social work in the city (military, prison, hospital services), and is actively involved in charitable (material and moral support to vulnerable groups of the population, help with social adaptation) and educational activities (Moscow Theological Academy, an orthodox school, Sunday schools, a spiritual and educational centre, a printing house, a film studio). Being an historically and culturally significant location in the country and an orthodox centre, the Monastery annually attracts a huge number of pilgrims and tourists, thus promoting the development of the city’s hospitality infrastructure and attracting investments. The Monastery is producing an impact on the city and its cultural, spiritual, social and material environment.

Key words: monasteries, monastery village, Sergiev Posad, Holy Trinity-St.Sergius Lavra



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