Convent of Epiphany in Kostroma

Author: karinagolub (on 27 Apr 2016)
Convent of Epiphany (Bogoyavlensky monastery) is another typical 5-domed Russian church built in the 16th century. 
You will find it If you walk from Susaninskaya sqare along Simonovskogo street. It was founded in the first half of the 15th century by a monk from Trinity monastery of Sergius (from Sergiev Posad).
Convent of Epiphany, Kostroma - photo by Sergey Samusenko
Nowadays this monastery is the residence of the archbishop of Kostroma. The main church in the monastery is Epiphany cathedral (Bogoyavlensky cathedral) built in 1559-1565, which is the first building made of stone in Kostroma. Inside you can see the holy icon of Fedorovsky Bogomater (around 800 years old). The legend says that the Prince Vasily Yaroslavovich found this icon, while he was hunting. It was hanging on one of the branches of an elm tree. 
Address: Simanovskogo st., 26, Kostroma 156000


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