Exhibit Honoring 700th Anniversary of St. Sergius of Radonezh

Jordanville, NY. October 10, 2014

The Foundation of Russian History organized an exhibit of objects and printed materials related to St. Sergius of Radonezh from the museum and library collections. The exhibit, presented in the hall of Holy Trinity Seminary, coincided with the conference entitled "The Brightest Luminary of the Russian Land: The Life and Legacy of Saint Sergius of Radonezh," which was dedicated to the 700th anniversary of St. Sergius of Radonezh (1314-1392). St. Sergius is one of the most revered Russian saints, the founder and first abbot of the Holy Trinity-St Sergius Lavra, who, due to the influence of his labors, was called “the abbot of all Russia.” The exhibit featured various icons of the saint, a painting and drawing of St. Sergius blessing Prince Dimitry Donskoy before the Battle of Kulikovo, wood engravings of the Trinity-Sergius Lavra, and a number of books about the saint and the monastery he founded.