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Church of Joachim and Anna (Церковь Святого Иоакима и Анны) (Bogolyubovo)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Description of Church of Joachim and Anna

Church of Joachim and Anna is a Russian Orthodox cathedral dedicated to parents of Holy Virgin, mother of Jesus Christ. It was found as a wooden chapel next to Bogolyubovo Monastery somewhere in the 17th century. Date of construction of the original Church of Joachim and Anne is not exactly known, but numerous sources report the occurrence of a wooden church in Bogolyubovo in the 17th century.  Current stone version of Church of the Holy and Righteous Joachim and Anna was erected in 1823- 30 in the central square of the town of Bogolyubovo near Bogolyubovo Monastery. In 1830 Church of Joachim and Anne was completed and consecrated in 1857 when it was finally completed.

As for the architectural appearance of Church of Joachim and Anne is made in the Classical style, common in Russia in the first half of the 19th century. The internal walls of the building is covered with colourful painted frescoes. In 1903 work was carried out involving expansion of the church which connected the main building with its bell tower through a brick tunnel.

 

Additionally Church of Joachim and Anne had a small chapel during closed hours, but it was demolished by the Soviets in 1918. Church of Joachim and Anne itself was closed only in 1939. The church building was placed in the hands of the rural collective farm. The ground floor was used for storing grain, and on the second floor was a youth club. During the war years a fence was completely demolished, and the head of the bell tower has been lost.

In 1947 ground floor of Church of Joachim and Anne was reconstructed to accommodate movie theatre that could seat 162 visitors. In the period between the 1961 and 1965 theatre was reconstructed. Later Church of Joachim and Anne was rebuilt as the House of Culture.


In early 1995, the church was set on the local government protection, and in 1997 was returned to the Orthodox Church. Soon the church began reconstruction work, which continues to this day, due to limited financial resources. In 2006, the precise research work was carried out, according to which the plan was drawn up the technical condition of the church building, according to which the repair work should be carried out. They continue to this day.

 

 

 

 


 

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