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Annunciation Cathedral (Благовещенский собор) (Gorokhovets)

 Annunciation Cathedral (Благовещенский собор) (Gorokhovets)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Description of the Annunciation Cathedral

Annunciation Cathedral is a Russian Orthodox church that was constructed in Gorokhovets in 1770 on a place of an older wooden temple. It was the main house of prayer in Gorokhovets. Money to construct this cathedral was donated by a local merchant Semen Ershov. It became the tallest building in the city and to this day it remains the tallest structure. It is covered by five onion shaped domes. The dome shape is supposed to represent eternal fire of faith while five domes represent Jesus Christ and four writers of four Gospels. Frescoes of the church were badly damaged during rule of the atheist Soviet rule, but some original icons are still visible in various corners of the church.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

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