A Virtual Tour of the Trinity-Sergius Lavra Begins

Source: Pravmir.ru
Natalya Mihailova | 10 October 2014
October 9. Internet users all around the world are now able to make a virtual tour of all holy places of the Holy Trinity – St. Sergius Lavra.
A Virtual Tour of the Trinity-Sergius Lavra Begins
Photo: ITAR-TASS, Pavel Smertin

TASS, a Russian news agency, announced that this tour project was presented for the 700th anniversary of the birth of the Venerable Sergius of Radonezh at the Trinity-Sergius Lavra.

The virtual excursions and exhibitions have been incorporated into the Google Global Maps.

The three-dimensional tour allows visitors to go on excursions to the whole monastery, take a look inside the churches, the oldest Holy Trinity Cathedral (1420-1423) included, look at a silver shrine with St. Serigius’ holy relics, and view icons painted by Andrei Rublev.

Moreover, many artifacts connected with the life of St. Sergius have been digitized, such as his personal effects kept in the Lavra, fresco and mosaic fragments, and a book entitled “Exterior Life” by Epiphanius the Wise.

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