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Convent of the Intercession (Suzdal)

 Convent of the Intercession (Suzdal)

 

 

Location: Suzdal

Constructed: 1364

 

 

 

 

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Description of Convent of the Intercession

Convent of the Intercession is a Russian Orthodox female monastery that was found in 1364 by Prince Dmitry Konstantinovich. The original complex of Convent of the Intercession consisted of wooden buildings and churches. Most of the current structures date back to the early 16th century when Moscow prince Vasily III donated large sums of money. It was apparently guilty conscience talking. Tsar sent his former wife Solomonia Saburova here after he accused her of infertility. She was followed by a number of other prominent women from aristocratic families who came here voluntary or were sent here by force by their husbands. The abbey was closed in 1923 by the Bolsheviks. After the fall of the Soviet Union religious life was revived in 1992.

 

Main buildings of the monastery include Saint Basil's Cathedral constructed in 1510- 1518. Holy Gate and the Gate Church of the Annunciation were erected in 1518. Conception Church along with refectory were constructed in 1551. Another major addition was Steepled bell tower in 16th century.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

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