St. Vladimir's Church (Sveta apustulim pielidzinata lielknaza Vladimirara baznica) description and photo - Latvia: Jurmala. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photographs and a map showing the nearest significant objects. The name in English is Sveta apustulim pielidzinata lielknaza Vladimirara baznica.
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Currently, there are 120 Orthodox churches in Latvia (10 years ago there were 76) and 2 monasteries. Separately, I would like to highlight the Orthodox Church in the name of St. Prince Vladimir Equal to the Apostles in Dubulti Dubulti is part of the city of Jurmala and is located 22 km from Riga.
The need to create an Orthodox Church in Jurmala was first discussed in the middle of the 19th century. The Baltic Chamber of State Property ordered that a plot of land be allocated for the construction of a church. The construction was undertaken by the merchant of the first guild, Lomonosov. And the Peter and Paul Brotherhood, created at the Peter and Paul Cathedral in Riga, began to patronize and control the construction of the church.
The construction of the temple and its internal arrangement were completed in 1867. It was consecrated in honor of the Great Equal to the Apostles Prince Vladimir. The consecration was conducted by the Archbishop of Riga and Mitava Platon.
At first, services were held only during the summer months. There was no permanent priest in the temple. The parish was also absent. Only in 1902 were services held in winter. This happened twice a month. More people began to visit the temple. The parishioners helped the church to the best of their ability. They helped to raise funds for the shroud for the temple. The temple was heated by donations collected. There were already up to 150 people. In 1906, services began to be held daily. They were carried out in three languages: Church Slavonic, Latvian and German.
In 1897-1900, a parish school operated at the church. Remarkably that the bulk of the students were Lutherans (47 out of 57). After that the school stopped working. Then Alfred Viktorovich Mirbach (Lutheran baron), who holds the post of head of the Dubbel police, allocated funds for the repair of the church and church buildings adjacent to it.
At the beginning of the 20th century, the Peter and Paul Brotherhood began to build a chapel adjacent to the church on Dubbelny fraternal cemetery. At that time, another temple was already erected in Dubulti at the Riga seaside. Therefore, His Eminence Agafangel, Archbishop of Riga and Mitava, sends to the church the priest of the Kuimetskaya Church, Father Nikolai Shalfeev. Subsequently, in 1913, he became the parish rector.
The Church of St. Prince Vladimir survived the First World War, the 1917 revolution, the change of government and remained unharmed. In 1943, the church accepted refugee children, whose parents were shot or burned in German camps.
In 1944, the shutters of the church were broken open and the glass broken. All the interior decoration had to be temporarily transported to the Kazan Church, located on the territory of modern Dzintari. In 1962, by decision of the Latvian authorities, this church was simply destroyed in a day, and all its property was transferred back to the Dubulti temple.
Today, the rector of St. Vladimir's Church is Father Vladimir (Riatsep). He is a member of the Synod of the Latvian Orthodox Church and teaches at the Riga Theological Seminary.
It is noteworthy that since 1902, once a year, the Pskov-Pechora Vladimir Icon of the Mother of God "Tenderness" has been delivered to the church of St. Prince Vladimir for worship. And in 1907, for some time there was one of the main shrines of the Latvian Orthodox Church - the miraculous Jacobstadt icon of the Mother of God (the newly painted image is now in the Jekabpils Holy Spirit Monastery).
Many people from different parts of Latvia and neighboring countries visited the Dubulti temple in order to pray before the miraculous icons brought back. According to witnesses, many pilgrims got rid of various kinds of diseases and ailments.
The icon of Panteleimon the healer in a silver setting, the icon of Seraphim of Sarov, the old image of Nicholas the Wonderworker and the recently painted image of the blessed Eldress Matrona of Moscow are some of the most revered icons of the temple today. Beautiful and unique icons of the Lord Almighty, the Resurrection of the Lord, the Archangels Michael and Gabriel, the Kazan Icon of the Mother of God adorn the right and left chapels of the church. They were taken from the destroyed temple in Dzintari, about which it was written earlier.
In St. Vladimir's Church you can see icons of holy saints that are rarely found in other churches in Latvia. These are the images of Faith, Hope, Love and their mother Sophia, Theodosius of Chernigov, Nina, Olga, Catherine, Tatiana, Valentine, Constantine and Elena. The image of the Great Equal-to-the-Apostles Prince Vladimir is in the royal gates.Hope, Love and their mother Sophia, Theodosius of Chernigovsky, Nina, Olga, Ekaterina, Tatiana, Valentine, Konstantin and Elena. The image of the Great Equal-to-the-Apostles Prince Vladimir is in the royal gates. Hope, Love and their mother Sophia, Theodosius of Chernigovsky, Nina, Olga, Ekaterina, Tatiana, Valentine, Konstantin and Elena. The image of the Great Equal-to-the-Apostles Prince Vladimir is in the royal gates.
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