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Church of the Resurrection of Lazarus / Chapel of the Archangel Michael
Kizhi, Russia

Church of the Resurrection of Lazarus

Chapel of the Archangel Michael


Church of the Resurrection of Lazarus
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Tradition says that the church was built by the monk Lazarus (1286(?)–1391) in the second half of the 14th century. The church became the first building of the future Murom Monastery located on the eastern shore of Lake Onega. Over time, the church became the main attractions of the monastery as it was reputed to miraculously cure illnesses. Clergy announced the monk Lazarus as a local saint, and every summer, on 23–24 June, the church was attracting pilgrims.


Chapel of the Archangel Michael

The Chapel of the Archangel Michael was moved to Kizhi in 1961 from the Lelikozero village. It measures 12.03.011.0 meters and has a rectangular frame elongated from east to west and a two-slope roof.

Above the entrance hall there is a belfry capped with a pyramid roof. 


Church of the Resurrection of Lazarus


Note finialEastern Orthodox cross.
Gable roofs



Aspen wood onion dome


Vergeboard with carverd edge
















Eastern Orthodox cross
Chapel of the Archangel Michael


Bell tower on Chapel of the Archangel Michael mimics the Pogost bell tower (far left in photo)



Belfry on Chapel of the Archangel Michael




Photos and their arrangement 2010 Chuck LaChiusa
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