Peryn Chapel or the Church of the Nativity of the Theotokos on Peryn is one of the oldest churches of the region, dating from the 1220s. The church is a part of the complex of the Peryn Skete, a former monastery abolished in the 18th century, and is the only acting church in the monastery. It is built of plinthite and of stone and has a foundation in the shape of a square. The church is built on four pillars and has one dome. It is notable for its small size, in particular, it only measures 8 metres in length and width.

Presumably, the church is built on the site previously concecrated to the pagan god Perun, hence the name. The first church on the site was built in 991. Later, it became a part of a monastery. The current church was built in the 1220s. It was fully restored after World War II and returned to Russian Orthodox Church in the 1990s.

The Peryn Chapel is on the World Heritage list as a part Historic Monuments of Novgorod and Surroundings.

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Founded: 1220s
Category: Religious sites in Russia

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Владимир Суткайтис (4 months ago)
Очень красивое место, тесное связано с историей страны. Когда то тут было языческое капище, затем церковь. Стоящее сегодня церковь было возведена в 13 веке. В самом скиту особого богатства не видно, но то с какой любовью сохраняется это место, с каким восторгом рассказывает о месте женщина, которая помогает в церкви, уделяет вниманием всех кто зашёл, раздавая буклеты об истории скита и животном мире...
Игорь 963 (5 months ago)
A great place to stay. Good parking and tent site. It is cooler under the pines in the heat. You can swim, convenient entry into the Volkhov River. Near Lake Ilmen. The monastery houses a church from the pre-Mongol period. 6 km from the city.
Нина Хомич (6 months ago)
Definitely worth a visit! The Perynsky skete is a unique place, very authentic, quiet, calm. On the territory there is a functioning church of the XIV century. The place is prayed and blissful. If you are lucky, the priest will meet you, talk to you, tell the story of the skete. The nature is beautiful, untouched, it is nice to walk to the bank of the Volkhov River and admire the views. Women are advised to wear hats.
Елизавета (6 months ago)
A very picturesque place. There are many plants around, mainly pines. A monk is sitting in front of the gate, who will gladly tell and show everything. We walked around the skete. We walked along the path with information signs. It smells great of a pine forest and cheers you up. We looked at the view from the hill to the Volkhov. We saw new dui and young pines near the old ones. The well, which is being restored after the USSR and the pre-Mongol church. In general, do not reap if you visit this place in sunny weather.
Светлана Карпушина (7 months ago)
A small church, the last building of the pre-Mongol period. Well restored, the temple is functioning, you can light a candle. Located in a very beautiful place near the water, around a pine tree. Magical place! It's so calm, quiet and sincere here that you don't want to leave.
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