Monument to Saints Peter and Fevronia of Murom
The town of Dmitrov near Moscow is famous for its urban landscapes, historical architectural objects. But new monuments and sculptures harmoniously fit into the urban look. The patron saint of the city is Dmitry Solunsky, the founder is Yuri Dolgoruky, the sculptural group “Citizens of different classes”, the monument to Cyril and Methodius and other monuments delight the townspeople and guests of Dmitrov.
In July 2015, in a small park next to the museum and exhibition complex on the street. Zagorskaya, 17, another wonderful monument dedicated to Saints Peter and Fevronia of Murom was opened. It is no coincidence that the opening day coincided with July 8, a holiday – “Day of Family, Love and Fidelity”, Prince Peter and Princess Fevronia are considered the patrons of this holiday. Archpriest Athanasius chose the best option at the stage of sketching the monument and consecrated it on the day the monument was opened.
Since 2009, within the framework of the national program “In the Family Circle”, sculptural compositions have been installed to Saints Peter and Fevronia (already installed in 60 cities of Russia and continue to be installed as the most popular personalities).
About Peter and Fevronia
Almost nothing has been documented about Peter and Fevronia. The memory of them was passed on by the Murom inhabitants from mouth to mouth, from generation to generation, but nothing left the lands. In the 16th century, the Church canonized Peter and Fevronia, saying that there was enough evidence of their spiritual exploits. Only one “legend about Peter and Fevronia of Murom” has survived to this day. Tradition says. Saint Peter was of a princely family. Once he became very ill and no one could cure him. A girl came from the village and, on the promise that the prince would take her as his wife, managed to cure him. Peter at first refused to take Fevronia as his wife and decided to give her gifts. But soon he again fell ill with the same disease. Then Peter married Fevronia and married her. The disease receded.
Peter and Fevronia lived in peace and respect for each other. They tried to rule Murom according to the laws of love and truth. The boyars did not like Fevronia’s simple origins. There was strong discontent in Murom, and Peter and Fevronia had to go into exile, going through many hardships. Soon they were asked to return, because without them Moore was mired in strife. Shortly before their death, they went to a monastery. They died on the same day, the spouses were buried in different coffins, but the next day their bodies ended up in the same coffin, which they made for themselves shortly before their death.
About Monument to Saints Peter and Fevronia
The sculptural composition Peter and Fevronia Muromsky was made by the famous Moscow sculptor Yuri Khmelevsky and was cast from bronze in a foundry in Smolensk. The sculptural composition consists of 2 bronze figures installed on a low stepped pedestal. Peter and Fevronia are holding hands. Peter is holding a princely symbol – a sword, and Fevronia is holding a bouquet of daisies to his chest. Behind the figures there is a belfry topped with a gold dome and a bronze icon. There is a bell on the belfry, everyone can ring in it, making a wish.
At the grand opening of the sculptural composition there was a theatrical performance of the Dmitrov Drama Theater Big Nest with the play “The Legend of Mikhail Rusich”. The culmination of the holiday was the congratulation of newlyweds and couples from Dmitrov, who celebrated their golden anniversary on this day.