Monday, September 7, 2015

Russia 2015
Russian Orthodox Church - Vysokopetrovsky Stavropigial Monastery

Vysokopetrovsky Stavropigial Monastery is situated in Moscow on the Petrovka Street. It was founded in 1315–1317 by Saint Peter of Moscow, the first Metropolitan and the first praised Saint of Moscow, and has been known since 1377 in written sources. The abode was the first cenoby in Moscow. The main part of the architectural complex was created in 17th-18th centuries. In 19th century, the abode became one of the important centers for enlightenment in Moscow. However, Mossovet (Moscow Soviet of People's Deputies) decided to close the monastery in 1926.

Since 1991 worship service attendance has been gradually restored and the divine service has been administered in the churches. On 10 October 2009, it has been decided by His Holiness the Patriarch and the Holy Synod to reinstate the cloister in the monastery.