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Orthodox Cathedral of the Holy Trinity (Catedral Santisima Trinidad) description and photos - Argentina: Buenos Aires. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photographs and a map showing the nearest significant objects. The title in English is Catedral Santisima Trinidad.
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The Cathedral of the Holy Trinity is the only Orthodox church in Buenos Aires. By the end of the 19th century, a large number of Orthodox Arabs, Romanians, Greeks and Slavs lived in the city, who turned to the Russian Emperor Alexander III with a request to build a temple. A few years later, the parishioners of the church became exclusively Russian by ethnicity, since the Arabs and Greeks built their own parishes.
Initially, the temple was given two rooms in a small mansion in the city center. Later, a separate Orthodox church was built according to the design of the Argentine architect Alejandro Christophersen. The cathedral was decorated in the style of 17th century Russian churches.
The building is two-storey: on the first floor there is a school, and on the second - a church. Painting of ceilings, columns, domes, arches and all the ornamentation was made by the artist from Italy - Matteo Casella. The church has 2 side chapels - Equal to the Apostles Mary Magdalene and St. Nicholas the Wonderworker. The church contains the following icon-paintings: "The Last Supper", "Holy Trinity", "Transfiguration of the Lord", "Ecumenical Hierarchs" and others. A distinctive feature of the temple is the porcelain iconostasis and holy relics donated by the Athonite elders.
In the early 20th century, a shop, a free reading room, an amateur choir, a shelter for the needy, and a cultural and educational circle were opened at the church. Currently, a school is open at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, services are held on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. The entrance to the temple is free for Orthodox and local residents, as well as for tourists.
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