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    Temple Cathedral of the Blessed Virgin

    • Nizhnij Novgorod, Russia
    • Temple Cathedral of the Blessed Virgin$$
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      This beautiful temple was built by the merchants Stroganoff twice, because in 1701 there was a fire and rebuilt the church again. The restored church was consecrated in 1719 by Archbishop Pitirim Nizhny Novgorod.

      Experts say the special style - "Stroganaўskіm Baroque", which is particularly monumental and luxurious decor. This pyatiglavny temple has two tiers, which includes trehaspidny altar pleas room, refectory and Besstolpny porch. Under the refectory were three premises - barns. The special charm of this temple gives a strange white stone carving on windows, portals and Extra columns.

      Difficult fate was in this church: a few times experienced fires, the temporary closure by order of Peter I, and during the Soviet era and was closed altogether.

      In the church houses a pharmaceutical warehouse, which allowed to preserve the unique iconostasis of the XVII century. In 1993, the church was consecrated Christmas Metropolitan Nizhny Novgorod and Arzamas Nicholas in the presence of a large number of people. B Currently resumed service and act feminine religious school, Sunday school.

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