St. Matrona of Moscow and the Pokrovskiy Monastery This beautiful building here is the Pokrovskiy (Intercession) Monastery in Moscow. About Pokrovskiy Pokrovskiy is actually a convent now (женский монастырь), but when it was founded by the Tsar back in 1635, it was a monastery. The monastery endured hard times in the 20th century: it was ...
Russian Easter traditions were suppressed in the Soviet era, but many have since been revived to their former glory. Now, Easter, or Paskha (Пасха), is one of Russia’s biggest holidays. While there are many denominations in Russia that celebrate Easter, the Russian Orthodox church is the largest – and its Easter celebrations are certainly worth ...