Church of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker on Studenets description and photos - Russia - Moscow: Moscow. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photos and a map showing the nearest significant objects.
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In Soviet times, sometimes ordinary people interfered in the fate of Orthodox churches, and then the historical buildings intended for demolition remained in their places. One of such examples of public influence on the cancellation of a decision by the authorities is associated with the Church of St. Nicholas on Taganskaya Street.
In the mid-60s of the last century, they wanted to demolish the long-closed church, and build a residential building on the vacant place. Thanks to public outcry, the temple not only survived, but also a survey was carried out and restoration work began. During the Soviet period, this was the second attempt to demolish the St. Nicholas Church, the first was undertaken in the 30s, and some parts of the church complex, such as the bell tower, were destroyed. Inside, the building was divided by storey and interior partitions and adapted for a dormitory.
Before the revolution, this temple was known as "Nikola na Studenets". Studenets was the name of the road that led from the capital to the northern - "cold" - seas. The temple was located on the territory of the Semyonovskaya black settlement at the Tagansky gate, in which ploughmen, trade and artisan people lived.
It is unknown when the first temple was built on this site. Only the date of the first mention has survived - 1672, and the church existed then in a wooden version. The construction of the stone church took three years - from 1699 to 1702. A few years later, the documents mentioned the main altar of the temple, consecrated in honor of the Kazan Icon of the Mother of God. The current church also has a side-chapel in honor of St. Nicholas, which was arranged in the form of a side church. In the second half of the 18th century, a three-tiered bell tower was added to the church. In the fire of 1812, the temple burned and after the end of the war it was restored.
The revival of the temple took place in the 90s of the last century. Today, services in it are performed according to the rite that was adopted in Russia before the church schism of the 17th century.
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