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    Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin

    • Bryansk, Russia
    • Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin$$
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      In memory of stay in Bryansk Peter I and Alexander I commissioned and financed by local merchant AA Baev was built a stone Church of the Nativity. It was built on the site of a wooden church cemetery an unknown architect and represents a besstolpny domed church in the late classicism style. In the niches at the entrance were plaster, covered with black lacquer bust of Emperor Peter I and Alexander I, did not survive.

      After 1840 and the architect Bogdanov western porch of the church rebuilt in a two-story dining hall that connected the temple with the first freestanding bell tower, which also has not survived to the present day.

      In 1927 the church was closed and used as a morgue. Later, the cemetery was demolished, and in its place built a stadium and broke the city garden and the church converted into a gym. In 1947, a number of window openings were laid, the facades partially acquired new decor. In 1955, architect AE Singers instead of the head of the church square in plan put Belvedere with columns, distorting the original appearance of the temple. He was subsequently withdrawn.

      In the early 1990s, the church was transferred to the church community, renovated and refurbished. He is now protected as a monument of church architecture of regional significance. September 19, 2005, the feast day of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the temple was made the first liturgy.

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