I've just returned from Yaroslavl

Yaroslavl is a big city. But there's a suburb and its very green and beautiful. I had a business there and it was pleasure to visit this place. This place has name Norksoye.

Norskoye is the north-western outskirts of the city of Yaroslavl, located on the right bank of the Volga River at the mouth of its tributary - the Nora River. It originates from an ancient fishing village with the same name. In the XIX and XX centuries. The main employer of the village was the Norsk manufactory.

Norsk is known since the XV century as the patrimony of the Petrovsky Monastery in Yaroslavl. In the Middle Ages - one of the "rich and flourishing industrial fishing villages" of the Upper Volga region, along with the settlements of Borisoglebskaya and Rybnaya. In the royal charters of the XVII century, Norskoe appears as a palace fishing village of Sloboda. In 1702, in the village there were 57 households of townspeople and people of Lovel. The presence in the vicinity of bog ore allowed residents of the settlement and nearby villages, villages in the off-season to do forging nails of a wide range and exported to the capitals. In the 18th century, iron began to flow through Yaroslavl from the Urals. The impoverishment of the Volga's fish wealth in the late 18th and early 19th centuries forces the inhabitants to develop trade and crafts. In addition to the nail appear tin, shubny, plaster, stucco, painting trades. In summer, in addition to catching fish residents of the settlement drove the forest along the Volga River.

After deciding all my business I decided to look around. I saw a church and I decided to go to it.

The temple of the Archangel Michael was never closed.
According to archival data, the wooden church of the Archangel Michael was mentioned in 1637. According to oral traditions, the temple burned down and in its place in 1748 a stone church was built. This temple was preserved in its former form and was not completely rebuilt.
According to oral traditions, the temple was peasant and poor.
Around the temple there is a fence. In the fence there is a churchyard. The crosses on the graves were destroyed in the 40s - 60s of the 20th century by the inhabitants of the village.
According to the stories, it is known that in the 20th century there was a community of nuns in the temple.
The temple paintings were created in the 9th century. Updated in the XX century, but different artists. In 1998, frescoes were washed.
According to oral traditions, the icon of the Kazan Mother of God, located in the iconostasis of the Kazan altar, was in a wooden church, was found after a fire in the ashes and installed in the present temple. In 1999 the icon was restored in the Tolga Monastery.
According to the stories of the parishioners, the temple was tried to close twice: in the 30s and 60s.
The temple is an architectural monument of federal significance.
The temple has four thrones. There is no information on the time of consecration and re-ordination of thrones.
The main throne of the church in honor of the feast of the Miracle of the Archangel Michael in Honeh. Antimins was consecrated on April 24, 1967 by the Archbishop of Yaroslavl and Rostov Sergius (Larin). Celebration on September 19.
The central throne is in honor of the feast of the Annunciation of the Most Holy Theotokos. Antimins was consecrated by Saint Arseny (Matsuevich), Archbishop of Yaroslavl and Rostov on August 19, 1786 in the reign of Empress Catherine II. Celebrating the 7th of April.
The left limit is in honor of St. Nicholas the Miracle-Worker. Antimins was consecrated by the Archbishop of Mozhaisk Leonid (Polyakov), signed by him as Archbishop of Yaroslavl and Rostov on January 27, 1963. Celebration on December 19 and May 22.
The right limit is in honor of the celebration of the icon of the Kazan Mother of God. Antimins was consecrated by the Archbishop of Yaroslavl and Rostov Sergius (Larin) on 24.04.1967. Celebration on July 21 and November 4.


I stood near the church, stood and looked at the world around. Beautiful lovely old houses surrounded by flowering trees.















In the end I want to show one funny photo. It was right near the temple. I think it's scarecrows. But they look great.