Ipatiev Monastery (6)

Ipatiev Monastery

Interesting facts about the monastery:

1. The monastery was begun around 1330 by a Tatar convert, Prince Chet, whose male-line descendants include Solomonia Saburova and Boris Godunov…

2. In 1613, it was announced that Mikhail Romanov, who had been in this monastery at that time, would be the new Russian tsar…

3. The Ipatiev Monastery was disbanded after the October Revolution in 1917. It has been a part of the historical and architectural preservation for awhile now, but recently the local authorities decided to return it to the Russian Orthodox Church…

4. A majority of the surviving monastery buildings date from the 16th and 17th centuries…

5. In 1442, the Ipatiev Monastery was allowed to transport goods across the River Kostroma and barter with neighbors. Then in the middle of the fifteenth century, the monastery owned two complete neighboring villages. By 1562, it possessed over a thousand acres of land to farm on…

6. The walls were 518 meters long, one and a half meters thick and up to seven meters in height. They formed an irregular rectangle with round corner towers and square entrance way towers…

7. On 15 May 2008, the Ipatiev Monastery was visited by then president of Russia, Dmitry Medvedev, who spoke of the need to rebuild the Church of the Nativity of the Virgin, which had been pulled down in the 1930s. Later that year, a new foundation stone was laid…

Post by Kyle Keeton
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