Cathedral of Saints Boris and Gleb
Борисо-Глебский кафедральный собор (Рязань)

Belltower of the Cathedral of Saints Boris and Gleb

Basic information
Location Senna Street, Ryazan, Ryazan Oblast, Russia
Geographic coordinates 54°38′04″N 39°43′55″E / 54.63444, 39.73194
Affiliation Eastern Orthodox
Year consecrated 1558
Status operational

The Cathedral of Saints Boris and Gleb Russian: Борисо-Глебский кафедральный собор (Рязань) is an Orthodox church in the city of Ryazan . It stands on Senna Street, next to the Trubezh River.


The first wooden cathedral church in the name of the holy princes Boris and Gleb existed here since 1152, almost at the founding of the city of Pereslavl Ryazan. The cathedral stood at the entrance to the city. When, after the destruction of Ryazan in 1237, the Metropolitan of Ryazan moved from the ruined city of Old Ryazan to Pereslavl-Ryazan, he raised his residence next to Boris and Glebovsky Church. In 1521, Iona II, Archbishop of Ryazan and Murom (c1475-1548) began to officiate mass in this cathedral.

The stone church was mentioned in 1568 , but after the devastating attack of the Zaporozhye Cossacks of Sagaidachny in 1618, the cathedral was destroyed. The architect of the modern building was the outstanding Yakov Grigoryevich Bukhvostov , the founder of the Dormition Cathedral in the Ryazan Kremlin . In 1840 and 1870, the Cathedral of Saints Boris and Gleb was rebuilt. In 1917, it was plundered, and all valuables were sent to Moscow . In the 1930s, the building was used as a granary. In 1988 the cathedral was returned to believers.[1]