Orthodox sacred places of Siberia


Tobolsk is considered to be the spiritual capital of Siberia. Yermak and his armed force were the first to come there in the year 1583. In the place of the stockaded town the Tobolsk Kremlin towers as a symbol of the Russian state and orthodoxy in Siberia.

Tobolsk is considered to be the spiritual capital of Siberia. Yermak and his armed force were the first to come there in the year 1583. In the place of the stockaded town the Tobolsk Kremlin towers as a symbol of the Russian state and orthodoxy in Siberia. The famous and honoured Siberian sacred image of Abalak Mother of God icon is delivered to the temple of the Tobolsk Kremlin in religious procession from Abalak Monastery annually. A viewer will become a witness of this event and get to know, why the icon is considered to be wonder-working. In the icon painting's school at the Tobolsk theological seminary one can see how the artists paint modern icons. The film will tell about the Holy Trinity Monastery, which is the oldest stone building in the city. This is where the holy relics of St. Filofej Leszczyński the Miracle-Worker, the Siberian and Tobolsk metropolitan, which name is associated with the begging of Siberian christening, are kept.