Dimitrievsky or Sheremetevsky Cathedral

27 Feb

Spaso-Yakovlevsky Monastery (Спасо-Яковлевский монастырь) is situated on the Rostov’s outskirts. Monastery was founded in the 14th century by St Iakov of Rostov. The earliest kept building of a monastery is Zachatievsky Cathedral (Cathedral of Conception of St Anna), constructed in 1686. Most of the monastery structures were built in the late 18th and early 19th centuries in the neoclassical style. Dimitrievsky Cathedral (Cathedral of St Dmitry of Rostov) has been constructed in 1794-1802 by Count Nikolai Petrovich Sheremetev (1751 – 1809) so it is often called Sheremetevsky. Count N.P. Sheremetev was the biggest philanthropist in the history of the monastery. Even after his death the monastery received a gold miter with precious stones, made in St. Petersburg according to the testament of Nikolai Petrovich. The Sheremetevs supported Spaso-Yakovlevsky Monastery till 1917.

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2 Responses to “Dimitrievsky or Sheremetevsky Cathedral”

  1. gpcox June 7, 2013 at 6:04 am #

    Positively remarkable.

    • chandanimane June 7, 2013 at 11:31 am #

      Isn’t it? I’m sure the pictures don’t do it justice compared to being physically inside, but I agree, the architecture is quite impressive.

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