Winter church

Winter church - Saints Serge and Herman of Valamo

Northern Russian Orthodox monasteries traditionall have a separate winter church. The winter church of the Valamo monastery is in the same building as the main church. The winter church is dedicated to the founders of the monastery, Saints Serge and Herman of Valamo. The annual feast of the monastery in September 11. 

The church is built in the style of the 16th and the 17th centuries. The iconostasis includes both old and newer icons. The newest ones have been painted by students of the Russian icon painter Archimandrite Zinon. The wall painting depicting the theme Deisis above the iconostasis has been painted jointly by Archimandrite Zinon and Archimandrite Arseny.