Rating: 7,5/10 (100 votes)
Church of the Intercession of the Most Holy Theotokos in Fili description and photos - Russia - Moscow: Moscow. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photos and a map showing the nearest significant objects.
Photo and description
The Church of the Intercession in Fili was built in 1690-1693. at the expense of the Naryshkin family. The ruler Natalia Kirillovna Naryshkina, the mother of young Peter I, was in power at that time. In 1682, a riot of archers took place in Moscow. The archers broke into the Kremlin and killed Afanasy Naryshkin, the uncle of Peter I. His second uncle, Lev Naryshkin, prayed in front of the icons and made a vow, if his death passes, to build the Church of the Intercession of the Virgin. He fulfilled his promise. The temple was built on the estate of the boyar Lev Naryshkin in Fili as the house church of the Naryshkin family. The main altar of the temple is dedicated to the image of the Savior Not Made by Hands.
The Church of the Intercession is considered an example of the architectural style of the Moscow (`` Naryshkinsky '') Baroque. The temple was built `` others like the bells '', that is, the bells hang at the very top of the church building.
From a high basement, surrounded by a terrace-gulbisch, rises the first square tier of the temple. There are two more octagonal tiers on it. Above, there is a gilded faceted central dome on the same faceted drum.
The temple is lavishly decorated with carved white stone - these are platbands with columns, baroque `` cock combs '' with openwork crosses. Exquisite white-stone lace looks especially elegant against the background of red temple walls.
The church is two-level. The upper temple is summer (cold), the lower one is warm winter. The interior of the church is very small, since it was designed only for the Naryshkin family.
According to legend, Peter I often visited this church, and in 1703, after the capture of Narva, he brought here brightly colored stained-glass windows taken from Narva as trophies.
The interior decoration of the lower church (iconostasis and wall paintings) dates back to the 19th century. The original iconostasis and paintings have not survived. The upper church is decorated with a multi-tiered baroque gilded iconostasis. Fragments of paintings from the 18-19 centuries have been preserved on the vaults.
Topic: Church of the Intercession of the Most Holy Theotokos in Fili description and photos - Russia - Moscow: Moscow.