Vvedenskaya Church in Feodosiya is a Russian
Orthodox Church in Feodosiya in Crimean Peninsula, Ukraine.
It is considered to be the oldest surviving structure in the city.
This beautiful building was erected on the ruins of much
older Byzantine Orthodox church that dates back to the 7th
century AD. Vvedenskaya Church of Feodosiya consists of
several structures. The oldest part is the Byzantine chapel.
Other rooms served as a school for local kids and private
residence of the priest who once lived here. Vvedenskaya
Church served a large community of Greeks that settled these
shores since the ancient times so services were held in two
languages: Greek and Russian.
Vvedenskaya Church was closed in the 30's of
the 20th century. It was closed by fanatical atheist
government like many other churches, cathedrals and
monasteries in former Soviet Union.