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The Church of St. Olga, located in the town of Frantiskovy Lazne, is an Orthodox church belonging to the Cheb Presbytery of the Prague Diocese. The rector of the church is Archpriest Jan Krivka.
In 1880, a temporary church was set up for visitors from Russia in Franzensbad, where services were held only in summer. Initially, the temple was located in the rented part of the old Salzquelle colonnade, and in 1881 it moved to the hall of the Gisela Hotel.
The construction of the modern church was carried out with donations from Russians who came to the city for treatment. The building was designed by the architect Gustav Wiedermann. The foundation of the temple took place in 1881, the consecration took place already in 1889.
In 1899, the building was renovated, and in 1901 it was surrounded by a stone fence. In 1900, the church, which had previously belonged to the Franzensbad Committee, often in conflict with the clergy, was taken over by the community. Until 1907, the cathedral was assigned to the Weimar Church, and in 1911 it passed to the Dresden Church.
During the First World War, the church was closed. From 1920 to 1930, the church worked only in the summer.
In May 1939, the cathedral was assigned to the Mariensbad temple. In 1944, the bishops living in Franzensbad often served in the church. After the end of World War II, the church moved to the Western European Exarchate of the Russian Orthodox Church, and a year later - to the Czechoslovak Exarchate.
In 1951, the Czechoslovak Orthodox Church received autocephaly, after which the temple came under its jurisdiction.
The church was built in a `` mixed ''; style. The material for the walls was multi-colored bricks, the columns, cornices and trims were made of light yellow sandstone. After the Second World War, the interior of the temple was renovated. Above the portal, you can see hand-made icons painted on marble on a gold background.
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Topic: Church of St. Olga in the Czech Republic, resort Frantiskovy Lazne.