The Raising of Lazarus Church

Muromansky Monastery

The Model for our new temple


Sep 14/27 2009 Exaltation of the Holy Cross.



This is the oldest known wooden building in Russia, the “Raising of Lazarus Church”. It was originally at Muromansky Monastery and now resides in the Kizhi open air museum[1].


It served as the model for initial design of our new temple. It is a humble wooden structure, and we are a humble parish. We are starting small, although our temple will be larger and taller than this one.



Priest Seraphim Holland 2009.     St Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church, McKinney, Texas


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