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This famous cathedral was neglected for a long time and was recently restored by the government. To restore the former area of the temple, several residential buildings were even demolished. Today St. Sophia Cathedral is one of the most beautiful buildings in the city, as well as a place of pilgrimage for people from around the world.
The height of the building is 53 meters. This cathedral – one of the largest Christian churches in the Far East. It can simultaneously accommodate up to 2 thousand people.
The temple was built in honor of Sofia – orthodox Christian woman. During the persecution of Christians, she was arrested by the Romans along with her three daughters, Vera, Hope and Love. Sophia's daughters were painfully killed, and her mother, after as I spent three days with their bodies, I also gave my soul to the Lord. She was buried with her children and recognized as a saint.
The temple was restored from 1923 to 1932. Then he took on the appearance of the crucifixion of Christ. After the Russians left Harbin, the temple was abandoned. It was used as a warehouse. Since 1998, the temple has been restored at the request of the residents. Now it houses a museum of old photographs of the city.
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Topic: Cathedral of St. Sofia in China, Harbin resort.