Andronikov monastery celebrated the day of Andrei Rublev festive procession

© RIA Novosti / Ilya Petliurite in photoboxes-Andronikov monasteryAndronikov monastery celebrated the day of Andrei Rublev festive procession© RIA Novosti / Ilya Petliurite the image Bank

A few dozen people on Tuesday, in day of memory of venerable Andrei Rublev took part in a festive procession around the ancient Spaso-Andronikov monastery, reports the Moscow public movement for the revival of the monastery.

The Orthodox Church on 17 July celebrates the memory of the monk Andrei Rublev (CA. 1360-CA. 1428) — the greatest Russian icon painter, whose work has received worldwide recognition. The most famous work of Andrei Rublev’s image of the Holy Trinity, in which the artist has embodied the Testament of St. Sergius of Radonezh that «with a view to the Holy Trinity won the hateful discord of this world.» Painter was canonized by the Russian Orthodox Church in the face of the monk.

«Today in the Cathedral the image of Edessa, the oldest of the Moscow Andronikov monastery, where, according to the Chronicles, St. Andrew was tonsured and which worked on the murals, divine Liturgy and procession. In the festivities attended by the icon-painters, restorers, members of the public and Museum community», — stated in the message.

Spaso-Andronikov monastery was founded in 1357 by the Holy Hierarch Alexis of Moscow, its first Abbot was the monk Andronik, a disciple of St. Sergius of Radonezh. The walls of the monastery were buried soldiers who died in the battle of Kulikovo, in other battles, the representatives of the famous noble families. In the years of Soviet power the monastery necropolis was ruined. Now the monastery is a Museum of ancient Russian culture and art named after Andrei Rublev, also there was a local religious organization — the parish Church of the Saviour.

The Department of cultural heritage of Moscow in may of this year included the necropolis of the Spaso-Andronikov monastery in the list of the revealed objects of a cultural heritage of the city and approved the boundaries of the territory of this remarkable place. By law, the territory of the necropolis are now prohibited from the construction of capital construction facilities and temporary buildings, not connected with ensuring its functioning and the economic activities leading to the deterioration of his condition.