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Annunciation Monastery (Благовещенский монастырь) (Murom)

 Annunciation Monastery (Благовещенский монастырь) (Murom)

 

 

Location: Krasnoarmeyskaya ulitsa, 16

Found: mid- 16th century

 

 

 

 

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Description of the Annunciation Monastery

Annunciation Monastery was found in the mid- 16th century by orders of Moscow tsar Ivan the Terrible on a site of the original Annunciation Church which contained relics of holy princes of Murom Konstantine, Michael, Fyodor and his sons. According to local legends during Christianization of the region Murom tribes refused to accept new religion. Prince Constantine was send to the region to spread Christianity. Murom in retaliation killed his son Michael and attacked palace of the prince. Constantine didn't have a significant army except a personal guard so he took the image of Our Lady of Murom and encountered armed men. Historic record state that Murom tribes were impressed by courage of Prince and found his words quiet convincing, so many took baptism immediately thereafter from a bishop of Murom Basil Muromsky. In 1547 Russian church council canonized royal rulers. After successful military campaign of Ivan the Terrible against Tatars of Kazan Russian tsar ordered construction of a new monastery.

Old Annunciation church was dismantled and in its place new stone Cathedral of the Annunciation was built.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

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