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Trinity Cathedral
Троицкий собор Троице-Сергиева монастыря
Holy Trinity Church (Sergiev Posad) 11.jpg
The cathedral in 2005
Trinity Cathedral is located in Russia
Trinity Cathedral
Trinity Cathedral
Coordinates: 56°18′37.08″N 38°07′45.84″E / 56.3103000°N 38.1294000°E / 56.3103000; 38.1294000
Location Sergiyev Posad
Country Russia
Denomination Russian Orthodox
Website www.stsl.ru/about_lavra/all/troitskiy-sobor/
History
Cult(s) present Sergius of Radonezh
Relics held Sergius of Radonezh
Architecture
Status Cathedral
Style A cross-in-square dome
Years built 1422—1423
Specifications
Height 30 m

The Trinity Cathedral (Russian: Тро́ицкий собо́р) is a cathedral church, the oldest of all the remaining buildings in the Trinity Lavra of St. Sergius. It was built in 1422-1423 by St. Nikon of Radonezh to "honour and praise" the founder of the Trinity Lavra monastery St. Sergius of Radonezh.[1] St. Sergius's relics are kept there. It's the main object of veneration in the Trinity Lavra, the Cathedral was built from white stone. It is one of the most important examples of the early Moscow architecture, the Trinity Lavra's history started with the construction of this cathedral. The ancient wall painting, created by the famous painters Andrei Rublev and Daniel Chorny in 1425—1427, is lost, the remaining paintings were created in 1635. They reproduces the ancient iconography of the original, the main treasure of the Cathedral is a five-tier iconostasis. Most of its icons were painted in the first third of the 15th century by Andrei Rublev and his colleagues.[2] Both existing copies of Andrei Rublev's Trinity are kept in the iconostasis of the Cathedral.

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