Shooting of the TV project “Shrines of Russia” was continued in the Moscow region


Federal Agency for tourism together with the Patriarchal Council for culture and the TV channel “Spas” continue to work on the TV show “Shrines of Russia” under the Federal project, the website of the Agency.

From 30 July to 3 August 2018, with the blessing of Archbishop of Sergiev Posad Feognost of, vicar of Holy Trinity Sergius Lavra, Archimandrite Theophylact, vicar of the Voskresensky new-Jerusalem Stavropegial male monastery, Archimandrite Sava, the Governor of the Savvino-Storozhevsky monastery of, with the support of Ministry of culture of Moscow region, Administration of the Sergiev Posad municipal district, urban districts of Istra and Zvenigorod held shooting a television show about traveling to the Holy places of Moscow region.


In a series about the Moscow region’s leading TV programme, Anton and Victoria Makarska – talk about what the role of the Trinity-Sergius Lavra and Sergiev Posad in the spiritual life of the Russian people and the formation of Russian statehood, how Svyatogor’e, also known as “gremyachiy key” associated with the name of St. Sergius of Radonezh, why the Savvino-Storozhevsky monastery before the other sacred monasteries received the status of Lavra and how Zvenigorod could become the largest political and religious center of Russia as well, where in Moscow it flows the Jordan, and is an exact copy of the Jerusalem Church of the Holy Sepulchre.

On the way in the region leading get acquainted with Miguel Palacio – author and one of the developers of the route “Shrine of undivided Christianity”, which tells about what the saints revered in the Orthodox and Catholic churches, and in some suburban towns, there are places for the worship of the Christian shrines.

Federal project “Shrines of Russia” aims to attract the interest of tourists to monuments of religious culture and spiritual heritage of the peoples of the Russian Federation, create conditions for their active use in development of cultural-cognitive, religious and other types of tourism. One of his most important tasks is to show the Russian public in the country and abroad as an attractive destination for educational travel and pilgrimage character, which will facilitate an increase in domestic and inbound tourist traffic.

In the framework of the project “Shrines of Russia” will be focused on children and youth audience, because the great shrines and religious history of our country is very important for moral and Patriotic upbringing of the younger generation of Russians, for his spiritual enrichment, and instilling in him the traditional values.


“Feature project “Shrines of Russia” is that it helps make the journey as interesting and rich: combine a trip to the Holy places and spiritual enlightenment with the study of the culture and traditions of the region, including through the tasting of local dishes and regional products. This allows you to get a holistic, brightest and most vivid idea of the richness and diversity of historical and cultural and religious heritage of our country,” – said the Head of the Federal tourism Agency Oleg Safonov.

For the first season of the TV show “Shrines of Russia” was chosen for 14 regions. The earlier shooting took place in the Novgorod and Pskov regions.

Stream broadcast TV channel “Spas” is scheduled after 21 September 2018.

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