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Chapel of George the Victorious description and photo - Crimea: Sevastopol. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photos and a map showing the nearest significant objects.
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The chapel in the name of St. Great Martyr George the Victorious, located in the memorial complex on the hill of Sapun Mountain, southeast of Sevastopol, was built with private donations in honor of the 50th anniversary of the victory over fascism.
This place was not chosen by chance: in 1944, it was here that fierce battles broke out, German troops fortified the steep slopes of Sapun Mountain. Soldiers and sailors had to pass through rows of barbed wire, concrete barriers and a barrage of fire to reach the top of the mountain. After the war, in memory of their feat, an obelisk of Glory was erected here and the Eternal Flame was lit. Nearby, right under the open sky, you can see samples of our and enemy military equipment.
The temple was founded on January 19, 1995. The author of the project was the architect G.S. Grigoryanets. The monastery was consecrated on May 6, 1995 by the Metropolitan of Kiev and All Ukraine, Volodymyr.
The chapel of St. George the Victorious is a truncated cone, completed by the figure of an angel with a cross. The angel was made according to the drawings of Archpriest N. Donenko. The icon of St. George the Victorious, which is in the temple, was painted by Honored Artist of Ukraine G. Brusentsov. And the mosaic version of this icon, which is located above the entrance to the chapel, was made by the artist V. Pavlov.
The Chapel of St. George the Victorious is a wonderful decoration of the famous Sapun Mountain, which was the main stronghold of the defense of the approaches to the city of Sevastopol. Thanks to well-thought-out architectural solutions, the temple fits perfectly into the complex of monuments of Sapun Mountain, becoming the aesthetic epicenter of the surrounding memorial ensemble.
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