Simonov Monastery… (5)

Simonov Monastery 1917

Simonov Monastery (Russian: Симонов монастырь) located near Moscow was originated around 1370 by Feodor the monk, who is a nephew and disciple of famous St Sergius of Radonezh. During the 15th century, the monastery was the wealthiest and most renowned in all of Moscow. Among the famous monks who lived and worked there were Vassian Patrikeyev and Maximus the Greek. The monastery was heavily fortified and as almost all monasteries, it defended the cities that it was near. This monastery defended the south side of Moscow…

The monastery was destroyed by the Bolsheviks in 1923, as were most monasteries in the Soviet Union. This monastery became an automobile plant. Some structures survived and not long ago the Moscow government created plans for a reconstruction of the monastery…

I could have used a picture from today and you really do not see the monastery in her splendor. So I used this beautiful painting of the monastery to show how she looked in the early 1900’s before it was destroyed to make room for the Soviet industrial world…

Posted by Kyle Keeton
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A survivor of six heart attacks and a brain tumor, a grumpy bear of a man, whom has declared Russia as his new and wonderful home. His wife is Russian and she puts up with this bear of a man and keeps him in line...Thank God for my sweetie and Russia...Кайл Китон