03.09.2011 In Sviyazhsk (Tatarstan) opened the restored buildings Sviyazhsky Holy Dormition Monastery, as well as a renovated Trinity Church of St John the Baptist Monastery. Photo source:tatarstan.ru
The opening ceremony was attended by the President of the Republic of Tatarstan Rustam Minnikhanov, Russian Transport Minister Igor Levitin, State Councilor Mintimer Shaimiev, the Prime Minister Ildar Khalikov, heads of ministries and departments, the residents of the island Svijazhsk.
Restored Trinity Church is the only monument in the Volga Russian wooden architecture of the XVI century. This is the first Orthodox church of the first monastery in the entire Middle and Lower Volga. In all his ancient Russian church only Deposition of the Robe (1485) from the village of Borodava the Vologda region, carried over into the territory of the Kirillov Cyril-Belozersky monastery. Trinity Church was consecrated on May 17, 1551. The wooden one-story building consists of two main fellings: chetverik church and the refectory of the rectangular volume, five-sided apse.
During the restoration of Trinity Church were met: the dismantling of the side porches, verandas and late skin, roofing refectory, the temple and the altar, replacing rotted structural components and installation of dentures; recreation promenades and western porch, landscaping, etc.
"Today is a great day for every believer — said during the opening of the restored church project team leader, architect and restorer of the highest category, Boris Lurie. — The main thing is that during the restoration preserved the traces of all the material. Now we have a monument that existed in the first quarter of the XIX century. "
"This is just the beginning of a year of rebuilding the temple will be the proper form, then come here to be tourists and pilgrims to touch to the spiritual world, which is able to maintain in Tatarstan", — said Archbishop Anastasios of Kazan and Tatarstan. After the opening ceremony of the honorary guests of the event examined the restored church.
Following that were presented to the recovered body Sviyazhsky Holy Dormition Monastery. Officials visited the Brethren’s building that will house the residential and office premises of the monastery: cell, office, meeting room, technical room, a dining room with a dining hall and a temple with an altar.
Also recovered were examined Arhimandrichy body and Monastic School Holy Dormition Monastery, where will be located the monastery is the governor and the chambers of the temple. Prior to the opening ceremony of the buildings of the monastery, there was another historic event — the supply of electric power to the island-Svijazhsk on a permanent basis.
Following this, a solemn meeting dedicated to the commissioning of the historical and cultural heritage of Tatarstan, located in Sviazhsky Holy Dormition Monastery.
"Once again we are pleased with the changes that have occurred in Sviyazhsk. Those facilities that we lease today — it’s a serious investment, the objects of national importance ", — said the President of Tatarstan Rustam Minnikhanov. He expressed thanks to the restoration of historical monuments of the State Counsellor Mintimer Shaimiev of Tatarstan investors who helped rebuild the shrine.
"Svijazhsk will be one of the most beautiful places in Russia, we are proud of the fact that there is such Tatarstan Orthodox sanctuary. There is still a lot of work ", — said Minnikhanov.
Mintimer Shaimiev emphasized that the restoration of shrines in a tolerant Tatarstan further unites people. He thanked for the support of the federal center and Tatarstan Government. "It is gratifying that the business structure, not only in Russia but also abroad are taking part in this noble cause. Tatarstan, restoring the objects, gives a signal to the Russian society — need to take spirituality "- said the State Advisor PT, recalling that in a short time in Sviyazhsk also will unveil a monument to the victims of repression.
In the final event of the President of the Republic of Tajikistan letter of thanks was awarded the Director General of JSC "KAMAZ" Sergey Kogoghin. Thank-you letters and books Fund "Renaissance" also received I.Bogouslavsky, D.Haybullin, Markelov, B.Tihomirov, A.Samarenkin, S.Akulchev, R.Shayhulov, B.Lure, D.Safiullin.
Philanthropists and awards were presented on behalf of the Kazan diocese.