The conference “the Trinity-Sergius Lavra in history, culture and spiritual life of Russia”


3-4 October 2018 at the Moscow theological Academy was held the XI international scientific conference “the Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra in history, culture and spiritual life of Russia”, reports patriarhiei. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the conference and the 100 years since the establishment of the Commission for the protection of ancient monuments and art of the Trinity-Sergius Lavra.

The conference was attended by over 40 scientists from a number of Russian cities of Moscow, St. Petersburg, Sergiyev Posad, Kazan, Rostov the Great, Petrozavodsk, Kaluga, Kostroma, Volgograd, Vologda, and from Italian Bologna.

The meetings were held in the Moscow theological Academy and the Sergiev Posad Museum-reserve.

The report of Archimandrite Macarius (Veretennikov) was devoted to the Troubled times and the feat of Patriarch Hermogenes.

The library of the Academy, Laura is a rich archive of Church history and manuscripts. The history of the Church in Russia is closely intertwined with the history of the state, and therefore the Lavra and academic archives attract experts from different fields of historical studies. Manuscript libraries Sergius monastery became the object of research of the hegumen Dionysius (Shlenov), B. M. Kloss, A. V. Nosova, E. V. Semeniskiai, T. A. Isachenko, O. B. Sinuk, A. V. Sergeev. Work with little-studied documents of the Trinity-Sergius Lavra will help clarify the contentious historical moments.

Lavra is rich in its saints. Repeatedly they become heroes of research. This year the saints of Radonezh is dedicated to the reports of S. V. Nikolaeva and A. G. Miller.

A significant block of studies related to art history themes. A. A. Polulyah and N. In. Holodkovoj, M. M. Zubareva, V. V. Shcherbakova, T. Y. Tokareva, I. N. Barinova, G. V. Popova, N. N. Sheredega, T. V. Kuznetsova, G. P. The Cherkashina, L. A. Shitova, E. Y. Suvorova, L. A. Areaway, L. N. Savina, V. F. Pak demonstrate the richness of the collection of the Troitse-Sergiev monastery. The art collection of the Lavra is poorly studied and requires further study.

A few scientists dedicated their labors to the spiritual Affairs of the monastery of St. Sergius. O. A. Pekhtereva pointed to close ties Lavra, Kazan; A. E. Tarasov found the point of intersection of the monastery of Tver.

Some work with historical sources held by Averyanova K. A., V. D. Nazarov, acting by Tyumentsev, V. A. Tkachenko, N.. Catarineu, E. A. Kalinina, M. S. Cherkasova, V. P. Pushkov.

A lot of reports this year was due to the anniversary of the founding of the Commission for the protection of ancient monuments and art of the Trinity-Sergius Lavra. Researchers Putsko V. G., I. A. Egoshina, A. M. Kapinovskogo, I. L. Kyzlasova, V. V. Baranova, O. V. Removeu, M. V. Zubova, A. A. and Kuzmina, M. A. Gaganova, Y. V. Ivanova was dedicated to the Commission and the restoration of the monastery, as well as figures of the XX century: the priest Pavel Florensky, Yu. a. Olsufyev, A. I. Anisimov, N.. Baranov, V. A. Zubov.

Before the evening meeting on 3 October Abbot Dionysius (shlenov) showed the conference participants the Academy’s library, which houses a huge number of manuscripts and books of the venerable Sergius of Radonezh and his monastery.

At the end of the conference included the report of the Professor of the State University of Bologna Angelica Karpiowe. She devoted her report to the 10th anniversary of repose of his Holiness Patriarch Alexy II.

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The first international scientific conference “the Trinity-Sergius Lavra in history, culture and spiritual life of Russia” was opened in 1998 and since then regularly held every two years. The forum organizers are the Ministry of culture of the Moscow region, Sergievo-Posadskiy state history-art Museum-reserve, Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra and the Moscow theological Academy.

Members of the organizing Committee of the conference are: brethren of the Trinity-Sergius Lavra doctor of theology Archimandrite Macarius (Veretennikov), head of Department of history of Russia up to the XIX century, Moscow state University named after M. V. Lomonosov, doctor of historical Sciences N. With. Borisov, principal researcher, Institute of Russian history, RAS, doctor of historical Sciences B. M. Kloss, head of Department of the State Institute of art studies of the Ministry of culture of the Russian Federation doctor of arts, L. I. Lifshits, scientific Secretary of the Sergiev Posad Museum-reserve, honoured worker of culture of Russia T. N. Manoshina, senior researcher, Institute of universal history of RAS V. D. Nazarov, Deputy General Director of the Sergiev Posad Museum-reserve on scientific work, candidate of historical Sciences S. V. Nikolaev, Deputy Director of the Central Museum of ancient Russian culture and art named after Andrei Rublev on scientific work, doctor of arts G. V. Popov.

The conference is devoted to the study of the history of the monastery, its artistic monuments and architecture, manuscripts and books of the archives to research the lives of saints of the monastery, identifying spiritual relationships laurels at national and international levels.

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