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Church of the Transfiguration on Bolvanovka description and photos - Russia - Moscow: Moscow. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photos and a map showing the nearest significant objects.
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There are a couple of versions about the origin of the name of the Moscow settlement Bolvanovka. According to one of them, it happened due to the fact that in the 15th century there was a courtyard of the Golden Horde in this place, where the idol (blockhead) was brought to worship. Here the Moscow princes met with the khan's ambassadors to transfer tribute to them. According to another version, masters of hat making lived in the settlement, who in their work used blanks necessary for making hats.
The first temple in Bolvanovka was built in the 60s of the 15th century - after Rus stopped paying tribute, and in commemoration of this event, Grand Duke Ivan III ordered the construction of the Transfiguration Church. The year of construction of the temple is called 1465 - the third year of the reign of Ivan III. According to the legend, The prince chose a place to build a temple where the pagan idol was destroyed.
The first building of the temple was wooden, and only in the middle of the 18th century it was replaced by a stone one. The next reconstruction of the temple was carried out in the first half of the 19th century. The merchant Adrian Ozersky donated funds for the renovation, and the architect Nikolai Kozlovsky supervised the work. In particular, two chapels were renovated and rededicated - the ceremony was held in 1839 by Vladyka Philaret.
About a hundred years later, after the Bolsheviks came to power, the temple was closed, later the building was partially destroyed (it lost the bell tower and the refectory ). It housed institutions and workshops for several decades, as well as the Rot-Front plant. Until again in the 50s, the bell tower was used as a parachute jumping tower. In the 90s, the building was transferred to the Russian Orthodox Church, it was restored and services resumed.
According to the main altar, the church is the Transfiguration of the Savior, its other thrones are consecrated in honor of George the Victorious, the icon "Joy of All Who Sorrow", Martyrs Tatiana and Evdokia. The temple was declared an architectural monument of federal significance. In Moscow, he is located in Novokuznetsk lane.
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