The name of Redemeer Church of the Transfiguration On-the-town (1672) may be explained by fact that in XVII_XVIIIcs.the main trading square of Yaroslavl was situated here.In XIIIc. Some wooden churches stood here.They were burnt and restored many times.
The temple was built by the money of tradesmen.
Nave church built near northern wall give some assymetry to the temple.
Building with drums topped with massive bulbs which are higher than main volume is typical for Yaroslavl temples.
The main curiosity of the building is frescoes.
22 artists painted the church in 1693 under direction of Lavrenty Sevastyanov, Fyodor Fyodorov and Ivan Dmitriev. The oldest among them-Lavrenty Sevastyanov painted icons in church of Fyodor of Yaroslavl together with Gury Nikitin. Lavrenty is a son of famous Yaroslavl craftsman Sevastyan Dmitriev during 40 years working in the Weapons'Chamber of Moscow Kremlin. In 1640 he painted the temple of Nickola Nadein.
The team of Sevastyanov got perfect in creating frescoes. This huge temple with all the altars and vestibules was painted during 7 weeks!
In these paintings definite Yaroslavl style arrives. Its typical feature is dividing walls into narrow tiers.In this church there are seven tiers.In four upper tiers-earth life of Christ,in fifth and sixth-"The story of Wonder-working cross".Seventh level has ornamental decorations.
In the stories of frescoes there are pictures of simple people, peasants and their life. For example, queen Elena going to Palestina,sits in the trolley and churches she found in Holy Land remind usual peasants' houses.
In 1918 during the revolt Church was hardly injured.Paintings were saved by Baranovsky P.D.
Excursions with Redemeer Church of the Transfiguration On-the-town
Yaroslavl is a magnificent city situated on a high bank of the Volga river, it is rich with cultural and architectural monuments of Russian history. Yaroslavl is one of the cities of Russian Golden Ring.
During Yaroslavl city tour you will visit Tran