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Assumption Cathedral of the Holy Assumption Monastery

Assumption Cathedral of the Holy Assumption Monastery

 

In the years 1859-1868, the Petersburg academician, Aleksey Gornostaev, lead the architectural drafts and was responsible for erecting The Assumption Cathedral which was seen as the main temple of the “HOLY MONASTERY”

This monumental building successfully represents the architectural styles of the traditional Russian and the Byzantine styles respectively. The significant distinctive architecture of this magnificent church building, captured  the individuality and superior craftsmanship that represented the notorious and all too famous Golden Domes of Russia.
The so called Golden Domes of Russia is synonym to the magnificent architectural design of the Russian churches. 
 
Historically these church domes were and to this day are still not covered by silver, nor by brass. Instead it is covered in a special mosaic of real gold forming the well known dome surface called the “golden leaf” (subject to the so called ‘999’ test). Shining in the sun, these golden-domed churches of Russia will remain the subject of eternal aesthetic admiration.
 
Most importantly, it should be clearly understood, that these church domes are not only the object of aesthetic delight and beauty, nor are they merely decorative ornaments, neither only symbols of the well known churches of Russia. These domes have significant value and hold a history that symbolizes far greater and deeper reason within its true meaning.

In the days when the Christian beliefs developed and Christianity rose as a faith followed by many believers, The Roman emperor, for three whole centuries, drove Christians into inconceivable catacombs (catacombs were  arches of the semicircular form) The culture of the so-called "dome chants" was born called church chanting.. When the Christians came out to the surface, from these catacombs under the ground, they found the singing of songs to be forbidden in the ancient church. The men then hoisted the catacombs from the ground to the basilica and reminisced about in the domes. Songs were sung then, as in pagan times, not in church but next to it.