Sole surviving building from ancient Moscow monastery consecrated as a house church

Moscow, December 15, 2023

Photo: центрвик.рф Photo: центрвик.рф     

The Zlatoust (Chrysostom) Monastery, built in the 14th century, was one of the oldest in Moscow. However, it was closed in 1918 by the godless authorities, and by 1933, all the monastery buildings but one had been demolished.

The former cell building, built in 1862, is now a house church dedicated to St. John Chrysostom. On Monday, December 11, His Eminence Metropolitan Gregory of Voskresesnk, first vicar of the Patriarch of Moscow, celebrated the rite of minor consecration for the church, reports the Central Vicariate of the Moscow Diocese.

The hierarch then celebrated the Divine Liturgy in the newly consecrated church.

The joyous event took place on the feast of the New Martyr Raphael (Tyupin), a resident of the former monastery in the early 20th century.

Following the service, Met. Gregory visited the museum of the history of the monastery and the territory with tombstones and memorials.

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