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Church of Jacob Zebedee in Kazennaya Sloboda 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 Moscow, the Church of James Zebedee is located in Yakovoapostolsky lane, in Kazennaya Sloboda. This was the name of one of the districts of the Zemlyanoy City, in which the palace servants lived. In the 17th century, there were two churches on the territory of the settlement - James Zebedee and the Beheading of John the Baptist, but the second was destroyed in the 30s of the last century, and only the building of the bell tower survived from its ensemble.
The existence of the temple of Jacob Zebedee was known back in the 20s of the 17th century. In the second half of the same century, the building was rebuilt at the expense of Daniil Pivovarov and acquired its present appearance. However, there is also a version that the money for the construction of a new one, the stone church was provided by the second representative of the Romanov dynasty on the Russian throne - Tsar Alexei Mikhailovich (the Quietest).
In the middle of the 18th century, the church bell tower was rebuilt, and in the first third of the next century, other buildings of the temple were also rebuilt. The church acquired features of the late Empire style, and work to improve its appearance continued almost until the very end of the 19th century.
In the 30s of the last century, the temple was closed, and its building was converted into a workshop. In the 70s, one of the metro construction workshops was located in this building, which had already lost its dome and fence.
In 1991, the building was returned to the Russian Orthodox Church. Initially, the temple had three thrones, in the renovated church they were consecrated in honor of the Apostle James, Saint Nicholas the Wonderworker and the Kazan Icon of the Mother of God. The main shrine of this temple is a particle of the relics of the Apostle James.
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