Fourth International St. George Knights’ Tournament

Photo Report

Swords clashed and mead flowed over the long Labor Day weekend in Moscow’s Kolomna Museum Park, at the Fourth International St. George Knights’ Tournament. Around 120 leading historical reenactors gathered from around the world to participate in one of the largest historical reenactment festivals in the world, where Medieval chivalry was portrayed in all its details. Daily from April 30 to May 2, 2018, people stood by as knights jousted, the melee ensued (The “melee” was the “mass tournament” where two teams of horsemen clashed in formation. The aim was to smash into the enemy in massed formation, with the aim of throwing them back or breaking their ranks. Following a successful maneuver of this kind, the rank would attempt to turn around without breaking formation; this action was so central that it would become eponymous of the entire tradition of the tourney or tournament by the mid-12th century.—Wikepedia), and knights brandished multiple arms on horseback. After the fights, onlookers had the opportunity to try the dishes and drinks of the middle ages at the medieval market.

Photographs by Anatoly Goryanov/Pravoslavie.ru

Photo: Anatoly Goryanov / Pravoslavie.ru

Photo: Anatoly Goryanov / Pravoslavie.ru

Photo: Anatoly Goryanov / Pravoslavie.ru

Photo: Anatoly Goryanov / Pravoslavie.ru

Photo: Anatoly Goryanov / Pravoslavie.ru

Photo: Anatoly Goryanov / Pravoslavie.ru

Photo: Anatoly Goryanov / Pravoslavie.ru

Photo: Anatoly Goryanov / Pravoslavie.ru

Photo: Anatoly Goryanov / Pravoslavie.ru

Photo: Anatoly Goryanov / Pravoslavie.ru

Photo: Anatoly Goryanov / Pravoslavie.ru

Photo: Anatoly Goryanov / Pravoslavie.ru

Photo: Anatoly Goryanov / Pravoslavie.ru

Photo: Anatoly Goryanov / Pravoslavie.ru

Photo: Anatoly Goryanov / Pravoslavie.ru

Photo: Anatoly Goryanov / Pravoslavie.ru

Photo: Anatoly Goryanov / Pravoslavie.ru

Photo: Anatoly Goryanov / Pravoslavie.ru

Photo: Anatoly Goryanov / Pravoslavie.ru

Photo: Anatoly Goryanov / Pravoslavie.ru

Photo: Anatoly Goryanov / Pravoslavie.ru

Photo: Anatoly Goryanov / Pravoslavie.ru

Photo: Anatoly Goryanov / Pravoslavie.ru

Photo: Anatoly Goryanov / Pravoslavie.ru

Photo: Anatoly Goryanov / Pravoslavie.ru

Photo: Anatoly Goryanov / Pravoslavie.ru

Photo: Anatoly Goryanov / Pravoslavie.ru

Photo: Anatoly Goryanov / Pravoslavie.ru

Photo: Anatoly Goryanov / Pravoslavie.ru

Photo: Anatoly Goryanov / Pravoslavie.ru

Photo: Anatoly Goryanov / Pravoslavie.ru

Photo: Anatoly Goryanov / Pravoslavie.ru

Photo: Anatoly Goryanov / Pravoslavie.ru

Photo: Anatoly Goryanov / Pravoslavie.ru

Photo: Anatoly Goryanov / Pravoslavie.ru

Photo: Anatoly Goryanov / Pravoslavie.ru

Photo: Anatoly Goryanov / Pravoslavie.ru

Photo: Anatoly Goryanov / Pravoslavie.ru

Photo: Anatoly Goryanov / Pravoslavie.ru

Photo: Anatoly Goryanov / Pravoslavie.ru

Photo: Anatoly Goryanov / Pravoslavie.ru

Photo: Anatoly Goryanov / Pravoslavie.ru

Photo: Anatoly Goryanov / Pravoslavie.ru

Photo: Anatoly Goryanov / Pravoslavie.ru

Photo: Anatoly Goryanov / Pravoslavie.ru

Photo: Anatoly Goryanov / Pravoslavie.ru

Photo: Anatoly Goryanov / Pravoslavie.ru

Photo: Anatoly Goryanov / Pravoslavie.ru

Photo: Anatoly Goryanov / Pravoslavie.ru

Photo: Anatoly Goryanov / Pravoslavie.ru

Photo: Anatoly Goryanov / Pravoslavie.ru

Photo: Anatoly Goryanov / Pravoslavie.ru

Photo: Anatoly Goryanov / Pravoslavie.ru

Photo: Anatoly Goryanov / Pravoslavie.ru

Photo: Anatoly Goryanov / Pravoslavie.ru

Photo: Anatoly Goryanov / Pravoslavie.ru

Photo: Anatoly Goryanov / Pravoslavie.ru

Photo: Anatoly Goryanov / Pravoslavie.ru

Comments
J Clivas5/14/2018 7:47 pm
Lighten up, guys.
J. Kristian Ahonen5/6/2018 6:35 pm
"Then said Jesus unto him, Put up again thy sword into his place: for all they that take the sword shall perish with the sword."

Matt. 26:52 (King James version)
Norman Hugh Redington5/6/2018 4:52 am
No need to make blanket condemnations of the Western Middle Ages. Vladimir Lossky admired many aspects of Mediaeval culture. So did the pious Emperor Paul I, who actively promoted Crusader-style chivalry to the extent of taking over (and trying to make Orthodox) the Order of Knights Hospitaller. I don't know that he actually held tournaments, but it's almost surprising if he didn't.
Anthony 5/4/2018 2:39 pm
Adopting western habits I see. What does this have to do with Orthodox Christianity. Looks more like western crusaders, looking for more blood to spill. Have we not learnt our lesson already. No. Tragic.
Here you can leave your comment on the present article, not exceeding 700 characters. All comments will be read by the editors of OrthoChristian.Com.
Enter through FaceBook
Your name:
Your e-mail:
Enter the digits, seen on picture:

Characters remaining: 700

×