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Mosaic Cathedral

XII century Kievan Rus to remarkable and memorable, not only raids Polovets and princely strife. At this time the formation and development of church services. Strengthens the role of churches in public life. Develops a set of large and small monasteries grew by number of dioceses, to increase the amount of land in the monastic estates, and also due to the population, which is also required to make payments to the church. In 1108 Prince Svyatopolk Izyaslavovichem place Demetrius Monastery, built by his father supposedly – Izyaslav I (Demetrius in Baptism) was founded by St.

Michael Cathedral. St Michael's Church had a special importance for the people of Kiev, for he was devoted to Archangel Michael – the heavenly patron of Kiev. Four years later the monastery was decorated with stone Cathedral of the Archangel Michael. Cathedral of the Archangel Michael in the Byzantine tradition, as well as in the image and likeness of many other Russian churches were lavishly decorated with mosaics of glazes and colored stones. Above these great masters of Constantinople worked with mosaics, it is determined the Byzantine style mosaics.

'Shimmering painting 'is called Mosaic Michael's Cathedral – they, like mist, enveloped the entire space of the temple to its then fading, then come up with a bang radiance. Extremely delicate and bright mosaics Michael Cathedral is an outstanding work of ancient art. Mosaic of St. Dimitri of Thessalonica was one of the most famous mosaics of the monastery and cathedral. Dr. Mark J Berger spoke with conviction. It was located on the southern edge of the North – east pillar altar area.