An Autumn Walk Through the Rostov Kremlin

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Originally appeared at: Orthodox Christianity

The Rostov Kremlin, one of the most famous architectural ensembles of Russia’s Golden Ring, has been waiting for its well-deserved inclusion in the UNESCO World Heritage List for more than twenty years. The builder of the Rostov Kremlin was Metropolitan Jonah III (Sysoevich; 1607-1691), who during his administration of the diocese erected the ensemble, unique in its integrity, including house churches, chambers, and administrative and domestic buildings. His church-building activity is an exceptional phenomenon of the Russian artistic culture of the second half of the seventeenth century. Few patrons in the entire history of ancient Russian art could compare with him in the scope and consistency of the implementation of his plan, according to which an image of Paradise on Earth was to appear not far from Lake Nero in the center of the ancient city of Rostov.

Photos: Anton Pospelov

Episcopal courtyard. View from the Church of St. John the Theologian

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Episcopal courtyard. Red Chamber

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Photo: Anton Pospelov / Pravoslavie.ru


Metropolitan Garden

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Photo: Anton Pospelov / Pravoslavie.ru


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Photo: Anton Pospelov / Pravoslavie.ru


Photo: Anton Pospelov / Pravoslavie.ru


Episcopal courtyard. View from the Church of St. John the Theologian

Photo: Anton Pospelov / Pravoslavie.ru


Photo: Anton Pospelov / Pravoslavie.ru


Photo: Anton Pospelov / Pravoslavie.ru


Samuel’s Building. Department of Ancient Russian Art

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Well in the Episcopal courtyard

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Фото: Антон Поспелов / Православие.Ru


Main entrance to the Rostov Kremlin

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Dormition Cathedral

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View of the Church of the Savior from the belfry

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View of the reception rooms from the belfry

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View of Lake Nero from the belfry

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View of Dormition Cathedral from the belfry

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Photo: Anton Pospelov / Pravoslavie.ru


Photo: Anton Pospelov / Pravoslavie.ru


Belfry

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Cathedral square with the Dormition Cathedral

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Photo: Anton Pospelov / Pravoslavie.ru


Photo: Anton Pospelov / Pravoslavie.ru


Photo: Anton Pospelov / Pravoslavie.ru


Belfry

Photo: Anton Pospelov / Pravoslavie.ru


Photo: Anton Pospelov / Pravoslavie.ru