Resurrection Church on the Debra

The Resurrection Church on the Debra River is a good example of Russian 17th century architecture. It was erected in 1645-1651 on the money of the residents of Kostroma. The legend says that once merchant Kirill Isakov found a barrel filled with gold coins among others filled with paint. He decided to spend this money in a pious way and built a church with it. The Resurrection Church on the Debra River is the only 17th-century church preserved in Kostroma. By the Sacred Gates visitors are greeted with mythical creatures: lion - symbol of power, unicorn - symbol of chastity, pelican - symbol of immortality and resurrection, alkonost (bird of paradise with human head) - symbol of righteousness. The interior of the church presents partially preserved ancient paintings of the 17th century probably made by icon painter Gury Nikitin and his apprentices.
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