Cathedral of the Resurrection of Christ description and photos - Belarus: Borisov. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photos and a map showing the nearest significant objects.
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The Cathedral of the Resurrection of Christ in Borisov is an architectural monument of the pseudo-Russian style of the XIX century, which is the hallmark of the city of Borisov.
Solemn ceremony of laying the first stone, in which the bishop took part Minsk and Bobruisk Alexander, took place on September 5, 1871. The first divine service in the Resurrection Cathedral took place on October 20, 1874.
The project of the temple was developed by the St. Petersburg architect P.P. Merkulov. Vilna artists Elishevsky and Trutnev were invited to decorate the interior and artistic painting.
In 1907, a bell tower was built, a high brick belfry. The author of the project is the Minsk architect Viktor Struev. The initiator of the construction was the well-known Borisov philanthropist and church head official Nil Burtsev.
In 1937 the temple was plundered by the Bolsheviks. The crosses from the domes were cut down, and a granary was set up in the church building. During the Nazi occupation, the temple was restored and services resumed, after which it was no longer closed, despite the fact that the clergy were subjected to repression and persecution by the authorities. After the collapse of the USSR, the building of the temple was restored, in 1997 the belfry was re-consecrated, on which new bells were installed. Now church services are accompanied by bell ringing, which has been banned since the time of Khrushchev.
The cathedral was built on the central square of the ancient city, which in 2002 was renamed the square named after the 900th anniversary of Borisov.
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