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Life-giving Trinity Church in Perevoloki

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Life-giving Trinity Church in Perevoloki

On the peninsula Koroviy in the alder thickets could be seen Trinity Church on Perevoloka. The name of the church speaks for itself. In ancient times, there passed a portage, where the ships were dragged from one side of the lake to the other by narrow, less than a mile wide isthmus, which connects the peninsula with the mainland. Circumnavigate the peninsula on the oars or sail, when a headwind is blowing, is not easy, long and sometimes dangerous.

It was much easier to drag the boat from reach to reach. There was a wooden church built in the XVII century, but it burned down in the 30s of last century and the parishioners were given permission of a spiritual consistory to build a new stone church. The parish was apparently very poor, could not raise its funds, so it was given a so-called "Team Book" where all donations were recorded. "The willing donors" in this remote region were few, and only in 1852 the new Trinity Church was consecrated.

Contractor of construction works was Ostashkov master Pavel Sergeevich Tolstyakov. Throughout the district - is different from other building. While as tradition of strict late classics continued to live in the provincial architecture, where local craftsmen have recently turned to the heritage of XVII century, here in the wilderness, built a temple in the Russian-Byzantine forms, corresponding to the new trends of the capital's architecture. One can only guess, liked these facilities to local residents or not.

Most likely, the huge arches of portals the Trinity Church, lifted high above the ground, open space of the building with an abundance of light impressed the parishioners, and excited their imagination. Location of the church at the isthmus between the two highest reaches of Seliger has contributed to that a lot. So far, Trinity Church - one of the clearest examples of how the building could affinity with the landscape and become an integral part of it, not only blending in it, and seamlessly finishing a work of nature.

The distance from the Park Hotel "SDL": 
25 km