The Raising of Lazarus Church

Muromansky Monastery

The Model for our new temple


Sep 14/27 2009 Exaltation of the Holy Cross.



This is the oldest known wooden building in Russia, the “Raising of Lazarus Church”. It was originally at Muromansky Monastery and now resides in the Kizhi open air museum[1].


It served as the model for initial design of our new temple. It is a humble wooden structure, and we are a humble parish. We are starting small, although our temple will be larger and taller than this one.



Priest Seraphim Holland 2009.     St Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church, McKinney, Texas


This article is at:




New Journal entries, homilies, etc. are on our BLOG:


Journal Archive:


Blog posts & local parish news are posted to our email list. Go to here: to join.


Redeeming the Time BLOG:

Use this for any edifying reason, but please give credit, and include the URL of the article. This content belongs to the author. We would love to hear from you with comments! (


Redeeming the Time

↑ Grab this Headline Animator

We confidently recommend our web service provider, Orthodox Internet Services: excellent personal customer service, a fast and reliable server, excellent spam filtering, and an easy to use comprehensive control panel.

St Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church, McKinney, Texas