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St. Basil’s Cathedral in Sevastopol

Pokrovsky Cathedral is the main Orthodox temple of Sevastopol. It is located on Bolshaya Morskaya street and always attracts attention by the beauty of architecture and sparkling in the sun domes. Today St. Basil’s Cathedral is one of the most beautiful sights in Crimea.
Pokrovsky Cathedral was built in 1905 on the project belonging to the architect V. Feldman. He was consecrated in honor of the great feast for Orthodox believers of the Holy virgin. Architect Feldman took as a basis the construction of the Pokrovsky Cathedral Russian churches of the XVI century. He was inspired by them in the erection of the handsome Church and completed the Cathedral of the intercession in pseudo-Russian style. Judge for yourself — 5 domes, columns and Lancet arch, and over the main dome, four 12-sided tower. The altitude of the Pokrovsky Cathedral is 37 meters. Continue reading

The Church of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker in Bari (Italy)

Among Italian Christian shrines for each of the Orthodox Russian people of particular importance is the city of Bari is a city that is over 900 years old serves as the final resting place of mnogochislennyh of the relics of the Great Saint of God St. Nicholas the Wonderworker.

“Castle manor” or “Bar city”, as it is called Bari Russian Chronicles, was known in Russia as such has almost from the XI century and to the later time belong the first mention of the pilgrimages performed by the Russian people to the relics of the Saint.

St Nicholas famous and glorious in all the Christian peoples, because, as he said in his life, “knows of this great Wonderworker of the East and the West.” And yet the veneration of the Saint in Russia, is special. It is no exaggeration to say that he is the most revered Saint in the Russian Orthodox people, and that there is no in Russia such a Orthodox family, the house, where there Continue reading