Rating: 7,7/10 (1243 votes)
St. Nicholas Church description and photo - Ukraine: Nikolaev. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photos and a map showing the nearest significant objects.
Photo and description
Nicholas Church is one of the sights of the city of Nikolaev, which is located on Faleevskaya Street, 4.
A wooden Orthodox Greek church, built at the expense of and donations from the Greek community. By the end of the 18th century, the church was completely outdated and no longer satisfied believers. In 1808, on the initiative of the priest Konstantin Marabut and with the blessing of the Archbishop of Kherson, Tauride and Yekaterinoslav Platon, donations began to collect for the construction of a new Greek St. Nicholas Church.
The stone Greek St. Nicholas Church (now St. Nikolsky Cathedral) due to lack of funds, was built for a long time - from 1803 to 1817. Archpriest Karp Pavlovsky was the builder of the temple, Archimandrite Zakhary Petropulo also noted that the church was built according to a typical architectural design approved by the Holy Synod. Despite the small size and relative simplicity of the external decoration, the Nicholas Cathedral played an important role in the life of the city. A parish school was opened at the cathedral. In the 30s of the XX century. the Greek church was closed and used as a warehouse. During the war in 1941, services were resumed in it, which continue to this day.
After the creation of the Ascension and Nikolaev diocese, when the city of Nikolaev became the diocesan center, St. Nicholas Church received the status of a cathedral. After that, the cathedral was restored, and bells were installed on the bell tower. In the southern part of the Nicholas Church, a side altar was built in honor of the Protection of the Most Holy Theotokos. Near the northern doors on the outside there is a place for the ritual of blessing the water.
Today, the Nikolaev Cathedral in the city of Nikolaev is an architectural monument of national importance.
We also recommend reading Habu Quarter (Derb Sultan) description and photos - Morocco: Casablanca
Topic: Nicholas Church description and photo - Ukraine: Nikolaev.