Vysokopetrovsky Monastery

Vysokopetrovsky monastery

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Vysokopetrovsky monastery was founded in the village of Vysokoye in the days of Ivan Kalita. But its history is closely linked with the name of Peter I. Peter's mother, Natalia Naryshkina, in the 17th century built the Church of St. Sergius of Radonezh and Bogolyubskaya Church on the territory of the monastery and ordered to build the Virgin Church with bell tower as well as the western wall of the monastery. She and her father, Cyril Naryshkin were buried in the church in the name of Bogolyubskaya icon of the Mother of God, which later served as a tomb of the Naryshkins. The last building on the territory of the monastery was the Kazan Church in 1905. They closed the Vysokopetrovsky monastery in 1926; its revival began in the early 1990s. It is now houses the Patriarchal church; recently the services resumed in the church of St. Sergius of Radonezh.