A film about the revival of the art of woodcarving in the city of Sergiev Posad, about the artist Alexander Varganov. The city of Sergiev Posad. Trinity-Sergius Lavra. Believers and the public on the territory of the Lavra. Disabled boy in a wheelchair. The priest talks to the woman. Horseback riding for children on the territory of the Lavra. Sale of souvenirs to tourists. City views. Wooden houses. Autumn landscapes. A. Varganov passes through the territory of the Lavra, works in a workshop, works with students. Works by A. Varganov. Varganov's mother works. Craftswomen-puppeteers T. G. Perevezentseva and her daughter Vera at work in the workshop. Dolls. Nativity scene of puppeteer I. Shubenkina. Craftswoman L. Ovchinnikova paints nesting dolls. House of Pavel Florensky. Father Pavel's granddaughter - M. Trubchev gives interviews (synchronously).