Savvino-Storozhevsky Monastery

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English Savvino-Storozhevsky Monastery

The Savvino-Storozhevsky Monastery (Саввино-Сторожевский монастырь, "the Storozhi monastery of St. Savva") is a Russian Orthodox monastery dedicated to the feast of the Nativity of the Theotokos. It is the preeminent landmark of Zvenigorod, a town located 48 km (30 mi) west of Moscow.

In 1398, Prince Yuri of Zvenigorod asked Savva, or Sabbas, one of the first disciples of Sergius of Radonezh, to come to his capital city and set up a monastic abode on the Storozhi Holm (Watching Hill). St. Savva of Storozhi was interred in the white stone cathedral of the Virgin's Nativity in 1407. This diminutive, roughly hewn church still stands, although its present-day exquisite look is the result of a 1970s restoration campaign. The frescoes in the altar date back to the 1420s, but the rest of the interior was painted in 1656. A magnificent iconostasis in five tiers and the Stroganov School royal doors were installed in 1652.

In 1650, the pious Tsar Alexis selected the Zvenigorod monastery as his suburban residence. An ashlar residence for the tsar and a smaller palace for his wife date from the early 1650s. Alexis had the churches encircled with stone walls and towers, patterned after those of the Troitse-Sergiyeva Lavra. Particularly noteworthy is a large belfry, erected in four bays in 1650 and crowned with three tents and a clocktower. A new gate church was consecrated to the feast of the Holy Trinity in 1652.

After the death of Feodor III, who spent much of his reign at his Zvenigorod palaces, the monastery declined. On September 12, 1812 the Italian corps of Eugène de Beauharnais defeated Wintzingerode's squadron of light cavalry under the monastery walls. The skirmish is described in the memoirs of Prince Sergey Volkonsky and Count Alexander von Benckendorff.

In May 1918, when the Bolsheviks tried to seize the relics of St. Savva, several persons were shot dead. The monastery was ransacked and pillaged, including the tomb of Saint Savva, made of gold plated silver, then the monks were chased out and finally the cathedral was left to ruin. In 1985, the compound was assigned to the Danilov Monastery in Moscow. St. Savva's relics were returned to the monastery in 1998.

Both major churches used to be entirely covered with frescoes and until the revolution had the old icon screens of five levels. Only a few fragments of the original frescoes have survived the Soviet period.Director Andrei Tarkovsky filmed the first and final scenes of his 1972 film Solaris at a dacha near the Monastery of St. Savva of Storozhi.

Source: Savvino-Storozhevsky Monastery

Bulgarian Савино-Сторожевски манастир

Савино-Сторожевският манастир „Рождество Богородично“ (на руски: Саввино-Сторожевский монастырь) се намира в град Звенигород, Московска област. Той е в състава на Московската епархия на Руската православна църква.

Основан е през XV век от монаха Сава Сторожевски. Посветен е на Рождеството на Богородица. Манастирският католикон „Рождество Богородично“ е построен също през XV век.

Source: Савино-Сторожевски манастир

French Monastère Saint-Sabbas de Storoji

Le Monastère Saint-Sabbas de Storoji ou Monastère Saint Savva Storojevski (en russe Саввино-Сторожевский монастырь) est un monastère orthodoxe d'hommes, de l'éparchie de Moscou. Il est créé à la fin du XIVe siècle. Il se situe près des monts Storoji, au confluent des rivières Storoji et Moskova à deux kilomètres à l'est de la ville de Zvenigorod dans l'Oblast de Moscou.

Source: Monastère Saint-Sabbas de Storoji

Polish Monaster św. Sawy Storożewskiego

Monaster św. Sawy Storożewskiego – prawosławny męski klasztor w Zwienigorodzie, w bezpośredniej jurysdykcji patriarchy moskiewskiego i całej Rusi (stauropigia).

Source: Monaster św. Sawy Storożewskiego

Russian Саввино-Сторожевский монастырь

Са́ввино-Стороже́вский монасты́рь — православный монастырь Московской епархии. Основан в конце XIV века, расположен на горе Сторожи у места впадения речки Сторожки в Москву-реку в 2 км западнее города Звенигорода Московской области.

Некоторые историки утверждают, что царь Алексей Михайлович придал Саввино-Сторожевскому монастырю статус первой в России лавры (по значимости и по счёту), и лишь только затем такой же статус получили Киево-Печерская и Троице-Сергиева обители.

Source: Саввино-Сторожевский монастырь

Ukrainian Савино-Сторожевський монастир

Савино-Сторожевський ставропігіальний монастир — діючий монастир РПЦ, який розташований у місті Звенигород Московської області РФ. Заснований у 1398 році.

Source: Савино-Сторожевський монастир

German translation from Russian

Das Savvino-Watchorovsky-Kloster ist ein orthodoxes Kloster der Diözese Moskau. Es wurde Ende des 14. Jahrhunderts gegründet und befindet sich auf dem Berg Watzhi an der Stelle des Flusses Storozhka, der in die Moskwa mündet, 2 km westlich von Zvenigorod, Oblast Moskau.

Einige Historiker behaupten, Zar Alexei Michailowitsch habe Savvino-Storozhovsky-Kloster den Status des ersten Lorbeers Russlands (in Bedeutung und Zählung) gegeben, und erst dann erhielt Kiew den gleichen Status - Pecherskaja und Trinity Sergieva Wohnsitze.

Source: Саввино-Сторожевский монастырь


English Savvino-Storozhevsky Monastery (Саввино-Сторожевский монастырь)

Founded in the end of 14th century, with the 17th-century palace of the tsar Alexei Mikhailovich, father of Peter the Great.

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Last Edit2020-11-22

Russian Саввино-Сторожевский монастырь

Last Edit2015-05-18


Dyudkovo1.4 km
Gorodok1.6 km
Church of the Dormition in Gorodok1.6 km
Zvenigorod2.2 km
190 km2.2 km
192 km3.8 km
Vvedenskoe Estate4.2 km
Zvenigorod5.0 km
Ershovo Manor5.1 km
Yastrebki7.1 km
arz دير سافينو ستوروجيفسكىbg Савино-Сторожевски манастирfr monastère Saint-Sabbas de Storojila Monasterium Sabbae Storozensispl Monaster św. Sawy Storożewskiegoru Саввино-Сторожевский монастырьuk Савино-Сторожевський монастир
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