Church of the Resurrection of Christ in Kadashi

The Church of the Resurrection of Christ in Kadashi is an Orthodox church of the Moskvoretsky deanery of the Moscow diocese. The temple is in the Yakimanka district, the Central Administrative District of Moscow, between the two main roads to the south – Polyanka and Ordynka (2nd Kadashevsky lane, 7/14.).

The first mention of the Church of the Resurrection dates to 1493. The first stone building, designed in 1656, existed for about 30 years. The southern apse (the lower part of the temple) and the stone basement pantry under the altars have survived from this building to the present day.

In 1687, the construction of a new two-story five-domed church began. The construction was conducted at the expense of the inhabitants of Kadashevskaya Sloboda – merchants Kondrat Markovich Dobrynin and his son Longin Kondratovich.

The temple was built in the Moscow baroque style, characterized by graceful proportions and an openwork silhouette. A refectory adjoins the high two-height quadrangle of the church from the west, closed along with it on the ground floor by bypass galleries. On the second floor, on the north and south sides, an open gallery – a promenade. Initially, the promenade bypassed the apses of the second floor – a rare occurrence in church architecture. An open gallery along the altar is found in isolated cases, for example, in the Resurrection Church of the New Jerusalem Monastery and the cathedral of the Ivero-Valday Monastery. Both monuments owe their appearance to Patriarch Nikon.

The temple has four altars. The main throne is the Resurrection of Christ, after which the whole temple is named. The royal painters Pyotr Belyaev, Nikol Solomonov, Pyotr Korobov and Pyotr Bilindin painted the temple walls. The inventories mention a silver, gilded salary for the Gospel of the church’s main altar, which weighed about 13 kg, and other expensive utensils.

Working days: daily, 10:00–17:00.

Address: 2nd Kadashevsky per., 7, Moscow.

Nearest metro: Tretyakovskaya, Novokuznetskaya.

See also architecture of Moscowchurches and cathedrals of Moscow

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