A visit to Saint Petersburg is not complete without visiting a Russian Orthodox Church. This article will give you a glimpse into some of the beautiful churches that you can visit in St Petersburg.
The Holy Eucharist is a celebration of faith that touches every part of our being. It is an experience of communion with God where prayer, music, art and architecture come together.
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The Church of the Smolensk Martyrs
This little ditty is not only the cheapest church in the greater St. Petersburg area, it’s also the first Russian Orthodox church to be built in over a century. This is largely due to the efforts of the late great Father Roman Lukianov, rector of Holy Epiphany in Roslindale, and his wife, Deaconess Lilly Dombrowski. The most interesting part of this story is the fact that they did it in style, and were able to do so despite the fact that the property was held by the municipality for a good number of decades. Among the many challenges the Lukianovs entrusted their most prized possession to a team of experts who rediscovered the true glories of the old parish in less than two years.
The Church of the Intercession of the Theotokos
The Church of the Intercession of the Theotokos is located in the Russian Orthodox parish St. Petersburg fl, and it is an interesting example of a house church.
The temple was built in the 19th century at the request of Princess Yusupova of the Countess de Chauveau. She died in France, and her heirs left the mansion to the St. Petersburg Aristocratic Club, which has rented it since then.
The Church of the Intercession of the Theotokos has 16 vessels embedded into the walls. These are ceramic pitchers of the ovoid form, which are more or less regularly placed in the wall at the height of 21 m from the floor level as indicated by the red rectangles on the section in Figure 2b. The visible area of the wall is about 50 m2, and the vessels’ surface density, which is the number of vessels per square meter, is about 2.3. The vessels are embedded in the upper part of the walls, pendentives and central apses.
The Church of the Resurrection
The Church of the Resurrection, or ‘Savior on Spilled Blood’ as it is also called, is located in a prominent location along Bolshaya Ordynka St. It was built in the 1880s to commemorate Alexander II, one of the greatest tsars of Russia.
This church is a unique window to world-wide Orthodox Christianity, bringing together people of different cultures, races, and ages. Among the parishioners are American, English, Dutch, Australian and Belgian Orthodox Christians, as well as Russians of all ages and backgrounds.
In recent years an increasing number of individuals from all over the world have discovered the treasures of the Orthodox faith and traditions. They have been attracted by the mystical vision of God and His Kingdom, the beauty of worship, the purity of the Christian faith, and the continuity with the past.
The Church of the Archangel Michael
The Church of the Archangel Michael was built to fulfill a promise made by an 11-year-old boy. He saw the Archangel Michael during a vision and was given an icon from him.
In recent years, it has become an important spiritual center for Russian Orthodox Americans who visit the city to celebrate the feast of St. Michael the Archangel on November 8.
Located a few blocks from the Sponge Docks, the shrine is open every day. Some days a dozen people slip inside to cross themselves and light candles.
It is also a popular place for people to find comfort in their grief after the death of a loved one. There are often clippings from local newspapers of stories about the miracles that have occurred at the church.
The Archangel Michael shrine is a popular destination for visitors from the surrounding areas and across the country. It is also home to the Archangel Michael Shrine Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the church and its mission in Tampa Bay and surrounding communities.