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Church of Gerasim Boldinsky description and photos - Russia - Baltics: Kaliningrad. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photos and a map showing the nearest significant objects.
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In Kaliningrad, in the Severnaya Gora region, there is a temple of St. Gerasim of Boldinsky, built in 2006 at the initiative of the youth group of the Exaltation of the Cross Monastery. The consecration of the magnificent church by Metropolitan Kirill took place in August 2006.
The history of the temple began in 1993, after a pilgrimage to the monasteries of Russia by an initiative group of youth. During a visit to the Gerasimo-Boldinsky monastery in the Smolensk region (Dorogobuzh district), the pilgrims were impressed by the life story of St. Gerasim. The Monk Gerasim of Boldinsky (in the world - Gregory) was recognized as a saint for his deeds of prayer against the criminals who plundered his hermitage. During his life, the monk founded four monasteries (now they exist): in the Dorogobuzh district (1530), in the city of Vyazma (1553), in the Bryansk forest and near Dorogobuzh.
The Church of Gerasim Boldinsky was built by the efforts and funds of local residents and patrons. The temple was painted by Ukrainian icon painters from the city of Mukachevo with donations from a local deputy. Land for the temple was also donated by one of the parishioners.
In 2003, Archimandrite Anthony (abbot of the Holy Trinity Monastery of Boldin) handed over particles of the relics of St. Gerasim, now in a skillfully made reliquary. In July 2012, a monument to Gerasim Boldinsky was erected and consecrated in the courtyard of the temple - the work of the Belarusian sculptor Igor Chumakov. The most revered icon in the church is the icon of the Mother of God "Feodorovskaya", brought from the Holy Mount Athos.
Today, in the courtyard of the church there is a playground, a green corner, a Sunday school and an icon embroidery circle.
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