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Church of the Life-Giving Trinity "White Trinity" description and photo - Russia - Central district: Tver. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photos and a map showing the nearest significant objects.
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Located across the river T'maka, the White Trinity Church (The temple got its name for covering the heads with white tiles) - the oldest surviving structure of old Tver. The inscription on the slab near the western wall of the temple indicates that the church was erected in 1564 at the expense of the Moscow merchant G.A. Tushinsky, and its southern side-chapel of Nicholas the Wonderworker was built by the Tver merchant P.D. Lamin. Judging by archaeological finds, the current building has grown on the site of an older church.
The church was built of bricks with white stone, plastered and whitewashed. It consists of a low apse, the actual church, close in plan to a square, a refectory with two aisles, a three-tiered bell tower.
The building has been rebuilt several times. At the end of the 18th century, the Efremov side-chapel was built, narrow windows were hewn, and the portal was destroyed. In 1815, a two-tier bell tower was attached to the temple from the west (the third tier appeared in 1878). In 1867, the northern side-altar was built - an extensive refectory was formed.
The iconostasis of the 18th century and paintings of the 19th-20th centuries have been preserved in the interior of the church.
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