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The church of the Transfiguration
The church of the Intercession
Feast of the transfiguration of the Load
There are some buildings of wood in Kizhi island. The buildings back to the sixteenth century. The length of Kizhi island is seven kilometers and width is five hundreds meters. Kizhi means a place of priest in native people’s language. At first, native people believed in nature. In fourteenth century, Novgorod conquered there and believed in the Greek Orthodox Church.
The church of the Transfiguration was built of wood. Moreover, nails were not used for this church at all. This church is 37meters high. It has 22domes like onion. It is composed of over 30thousands blocks of poplar. In 1690, it was struck by lightning. In 1714, it was rebuilt. This design is resistant to wind and snow. However, it becomes too old, so it is repaired now.
The church of the Intercession is a pair of the church of the transfiguration. The latter is for only summer, so this church has heating for winter season. There are a lot of icons in this church. Icon is a picture of Christ and the Holy Mother. People can see a mass there.
In 2014, the church of the Transfiguration was 300th anniversary. This festival lasted from August 5 to 19.The ceremony was held grandly. People got together and cerebrated 300th anniversary. People put up a picture of the Holy Mother and a flag of Christ on the parade. Also, Symphony Orchestra performed on the island.