2006 Korennaya Hermitage Photos #80
Old Stone Nativity of the Theotokos Church

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This is an old B&W photo of the original stone Nativity of the Theotokos Church and its location in the middle of the courtyard next to the monks rooms that are now being restored. There are plans to someday return this Church back to its oringinal condition. The USSR distroyed this Church as they persecution of the Orthodox Church and its christains. The second photo shows a long walk way from the bell tower straight to the old stone Church on the edge of the hill. The original stones walkway is still in use from the Bell Tower to the edge of the courtyard. The steep domes on the older Orthodox Churches were designed to sheed large amounts of snow loads on such massive roof designs.