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St Simon Monastery

The St Simon Monastery in Moscow was founded in 1379 at the time of St Alexius the Metropolitan. The first abbot was a nephew of St Sergius of Radonezh called Theodore, who later became the confessor of Dmitry Donskoi. The monastery flourished after 1812, when its walls and cells were renovated and the churches were decorated with rich ornaments. The cloister was particularly famous for its fine choir during the reign of Tsar Nicholas I.

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