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Sergiev Posad Oct 4


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We took the train out to Sergiev Posad in the morning. SP is a large monastery complex founded by St Sergei about 700 years ago. It is remarkably beautiful.

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As is usual, there were several medium and small sized churches in the compound, each richly decorated with frescoes and icons. There is also a large church dedicated to the Dormition of Mary.

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Russian churches do not have musical instruments, deeming the human voice alone to be fitting for praising God. But they also don't have stained glass, which I would have thought was a natural choice for them, considering how richly decorated they are in other ways.

I lost my wallet here. But when I retraced my steps, I found it in the souvenir shop where a costumer and cashier were going through it and trying to figure out how to email me. I offered a small reward, but the young cashier absolutely refused it.

We looked for a place to have a bite to eat and found a sign for a cafe. The door opened onto a set of stairs down to a small basement room with about six tables. We ordered borscht and rye bread. I kid you not, it was the best tasting soup I've ever had.

Posted by JimShirl 11:07

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Truly a Masterpiece

I visited too in November.

https://ohboytravel.blogspot.com/2018/12/the-spiritual-heart-of-russia.html

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