Church of St. Nicholas in Zayaitsky

The Church of St. Nicholas (Savior Transfiguration) in Zayaitsky – the parish church of the Moskvoretsky deanery of the Moscow diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church, located in 2nd Raushsky Lane (Raushskaya embankment, Moskva River) in Moscow.

The first mention of the church dates back to 1518, the building at that time was wooden. A stone temple instead of a wooden one was erected in 1652. Over time, the building became very dilapidated, and in 1741, the construction of a new stone church began at the expense of the merchants Moskvins and Turchaninovs.

In 1743, the unfinished building collapsed. Work continued only in 1751, presumably according to the project of Dmitry Ukhtomsky.

The main construction was completed by 1754, and on October 24, Filimon, Bishop of Georgia, consecrated the right aisle – in the name of Nicholas the Wonderworker. On July 31, 1755, the left aisle was consecrated – in the name of St. Sergius of Radonezh. The main, Transfiguration throne was consecrated on August 22, 1759 – upon completion of the interior decoration of the church.

Nearest metro: Taganskaya, Novokuznetskaya, Kitay-Gorod.

Attractions nearby: Stalinist skyscraper on Kotelnicheskaya embankmentNovospassky MonasteryNovospassky BridgeKrasnokholmskaya EmbankmentShlyuzovoy BridgeKosmodamianskaya embankmentBolshoy Krasnokholmsky BridgeKotelnicheskaya embankmentGoncharnaya embankmentKrigskomissariat, Bolshoy Ustinsky Bridge, Maly Ustinsky Bridge, Red SquareTverskaya streetKremlin.

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