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Cathedral of the Ascension of the Lord description and photos - Russia - Siberia: Novosibirsk. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photos and a map showing the nearest significant objects.
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The Cathedral of the Ascension of the Lord in Novosibirsk is one of the main cult sights of the city. Previously, the temple was called "Turukhansk", as it was located on the street of the same name. However, after a while the street was renamed.
In 1913 the first wooden church dedicated to the Ascension of the Lord was erected in the city of Novonikolaevsk. The temple was single-altar, wooden, with an iron roof, in one bundle with the bell tower. The church consecration ceremony took place in April 1913. In 1924 the Novonikolaevsk diocese was founded, after which the bishop's chair was located in the church. A year later, a chapel was erected in honor of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker.
In 1937, the Ascension Church was closed and used as a granary. In 1944 the temple was returned to the believers, and three years later it was given the status of a cathedral. Then, thanks to the efforts of Metropolitan Archbishop Bartholomew, work began on the reconstruction and expansion of the church. In the spring of 1946, the belfry of the church was decorated with bells, and a year later a second church chapel was built in honor of the Monk Seraphim of Sarov. Later, a stone baptismal room with a temple in the name of the Epiphany was erected. In 1979, the lower church was built, which was consecrated in honor of St. Prince Alexander Nevsky and Gedeon the Forefather.
In 1974, a major overhaul of the cathedral began: the western part was rebuilt, the inner columns and walls were replaced with stone ones. Later the interiors were decorated with mosaics and paintings. They built an administrative building, a chapel and landscaped the territory. The end of the reconstruction of the Cathedral of the Ascension of the Lord was timed to coincide with the 1000th anniversary of the baptism of Rus. The reconstruction of the temple was finally completed in August 1988. As a result, the cathedral became a true decoration of the city.
Today, at the Cathedral of the Ascension of the Lord, there is a library, a children's Sunday school and a children's choir.
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