The stone church of Epithany is the great example of so-called stepped churches that include 2, 3 and even 4 levels. The Church of Epithany is situated in the north-west of the Red Square and belongs to the 17-18th centuries.
This is the baroque taste.
The scheme of the building is the following: there’s an apse in the east, a refectory where services used to be held in winter - in the west.
The structure of the building includes different styles of the end of the 17th century and more pompous forms of the 18th century. Corners of the first level are modeled with bunches of columns, angles of vosmyerik (octagonal structure) are marked with narrow flagellums, window openings are decorated with rich platbands.
Luxurious portals adorn the entrance to the church.
The vosmyerik of the second level is crowned with a faceted lantern and an onion-shaped dome. In its upper part you can see a decorative belt of stucco shells and rosettes.
The building is an interesting example of architecture of the XVII - early XVIII centuries, it has a historical and cultural value and is recommended for registration.