To understand the size of the original territory of the monastery, imagine that the Church of St. Micah would have already been outside of the walls. This church was built on the burial site of St. Micah, a student and lay brother of St. Sergius of Radonezh, and he was buried, according to legend, outside the territory of the existing church. The Church of St. Micah is a small building with an intricate “Dutch” roof and a miniature dome with a cross. The elegance of its proportions helps is in contrast to the monumental Refectory Church situated next to it. The decorative paintings on the walls of the church date from the nineteenth century.