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Orthodox Cathedral of St. Nicholas (Russisch-Orthodoxe Kathedrale zum heiligen Nikolaus in Wien) description and photos - Austria: Vienna. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photographs and a map showing the nearest significant objects. The name in English is Russisch-orthodoxe Kathedrale zum heiligen Nikolaus in Wien.
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The Cathedral of St. Nicholas in the third district of Vienna is an Orthodox church, which is today the cathedral of the Vienna diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church. Vladimir Tyshchuk is the rector of the Orthodox Cathedral of St. Nicholas.
The cathedral has two floors: the upper church, consecrated in the name of Nicholas the Wonderworker, and the lower one, consecrated in the name of Emperor Alexander III, who was the patron saint of the cathedral. Not far from the temple are the premises of the diocese.
The temple was built at the Russian imperial embassy according to the project of Grigory Kotov in 1893-1899. The construction was carried out by the Italian architect Luigi Giacomelli. Part of the costs was covered by Emperor Alexander III, whose donations amounted to 400,000 rubles. The consecration of the temple took place in early April 1899 by Archbishop Jerome.
Due to the termination of relations between Austria and Russia after the First World War, the cathedral was closed. Later, the temple was transferred to the jurisdiction of the Moscow Metropolitan. During World War II, the cathedral was transferred to the use of the Third Reich, and in 1945 it returned to the jurisdiction of the Moscow Patriarchate.
In 2003, the cathedral was closed for restoration, which lasted about 5 years. In 2008 it was planned to consecrate the restored cathedral, but instead of solemn events, a memorial service was held to Patriarch Alexei.
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