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Church of the Kazan Icon of the Mother of God (Церковь Казанской иконы Божией Матери) (Feodosiya)

Church of the Kazan Icon of the Mother of God

 

 
 
Location: Feodosiya

 

 

 

 

 

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Description of Church of the Kazan icon of the Mother of God

Church of the Kazan icon of the Mother of God is an Eastern Orthodox Church in a resort town of Feodosiya. Current temple was built in the early 20th century, but its history starts in 1887 when Count Nicholas Heiden gave away his private residence or dacha Kafa in Feodosiya to Toplovsky Monastery of Saint Paraskevi. In 1891 a wooden church was constructed and dedicated to Saint Panteleimon the Healer. In 1907 a new bigger stone Cathedral of the Kazan Icon of the Mother of God was built. It became one of the most beautiful and largest buildings in Feodosiya. Architect of the cathedral G.L. Cale designed his cathedral in the Russian- Byzantine style. it was completed and consecrated in 1911.

 

Unfortunately like many churches and monasteries in the country Church of the Kazan icon of the Mother of God was looted and closed by the Communists. During German occupation during World War II territory of the monastery was turned into a concentration camp for Soviet Prisoners of War. The Church itself was opened for Romanian allies of the Germans. After liberation of Feodosiya church remained open. In the 1950s- 60s reconstruction project was undertaken. Amazingly even during active atheist campaigns cathedral still served Christian liturgy.

 

After fall of Soviet rule Church of the Kazan icon of the Mother of God was restored to its original appearance and returned to the Eastern Orthodox Church.

 

 

 

 

 

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