Largest Cathedral Appears Beyond Urals

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Orthodoc:
>2002.10.28 Nezavisimaia gazeta:
LARGEST CATHEDRAL APPEARS BEYOND URALS

by Yury Chuvashev
Nezavisimaia gazeta, 28 October 2002

On the eve of the Orthodox feast of the Protection of the Most Holy Mother
of God the opening and consecration of the church of the Holy Elevation of
the Cross, the most spacious church not only in the Krasnoyarsk-Yenisei
diocese but in all of the Russian territory east of the Urals, was held in
Lesosibirsk. The seventy-meter-tall church made of red brick sparkles with
the gold of thirteen cupolas that are visible in the distance from the
Yenisei. Construction took seven years and today it is the largest Orthodox
church to be built in many years in the Asiatic portion of the country.
Techniques of brick construction that were applied by medieval Russian
masters were revived and used for the process of construction. As to its
external appearance and distinctives of construction, the church of the
Holy Elevation of the Cross is similar to St. Basil's cathedral in Moscow,
the Krasnoyarsk architect Alexander Bannikov explained. On the day of the
church's consecration, which was performed by Archbishop Antony of
Krasnoyarsk and Yenisei, a procession of the cross and a divine liturgy
were held, before a crowd of people that was unprecedentedly large for the
city.

JoeS:
Orthodoc,

Is this Cathedral on a website yet that we can view it?

JoeS

Quote from: Orthodoc on October 29, 2002, 09:40:09 AM

>2002.10.28 Nezavisimaia gazeta:
LARGEST CATHEDRAL APPEARS BEYOND URALS

by Yury Chuvashev
Nezavisimaia gazeta, 28 October 2002

On the eve of the Orthodox feast of the Protection of the Most Holy Mother
of God the opening and consecration of the church of the Holy Elevation of
the Cross, the most spacious church not only in the Krasnoyarsk-Yenisei
diocese but in all of the Russian territory east of the Urals, was held in
Lesosibirsk. The seventy-meter-tall church made of red brick sparkles with
the gold of thirteen cupolas that are visible in the distance from the
Yenisei. Construction took seven years and today it is the largest Orthodox
church to be built in many years in the Asiatic portion of the country.
Techniques of brick construction that were applied by medieval Russian
masters were revived and used for the process of construction. As to its
external appearance and distinctives of construction, the church of the
Holy Elevation of the Cross is similar to St. Basil's cathedral in Moscow,
the Krasnoyarsk architect Alexander Bannikov explained. On the day of the
church's consecration, which was performed by Archbishop Antony of
Krasnoyarsk and Yenisei, a procession of the cross and a divine liturgy
were held, before a crowd of people that was unprecedentedly large for the
city.


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