St. Basil's Cathedral
By: Amina Amarello
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The Architect (s)
However, when it was built, the cathedral’s outmost walls and domes weren’t as vivid and bright as they appear today. The color was actually added two hundred years after the making. The structure is shockingly nine separate chapels of different varieties and titles. In the article on (www.moscow.info) it states that, “Some architectural specialists are unable to agree what the governing idea behind the structure was. Either the creators were paying homage to the churches of Jerusalem, or by building eight churches around a ninth, they were representing the medieval symbol of the eight-pointed star.”
The cathedral goes by many names. One of the many titles of St. Basil’s Cathedral is “The Cathedral of the Most Holy Theotokos on the Moat”. In the 1970’s a wooden staircase was discovered in one of the nine chapel walls during the mending of the church. Also, in one of the chapels lies the tomb of St. Vasily (Basil) the Blessed, a “yurodivy” or fool in Christ.
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