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Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary description and photos - Crimea: Kerch. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photos and a map showing the nearest significant objects.
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The Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary is one of the oldest churches in the city of Kerch. The church appeared in 1907 thanks to the efforts of a native of the merchant family A.V. Novikov, who donated his own land to the city for the construction of the temple.
The project of the temple was developed by architect A. I. Karapetov. He planned to build a large stone church with wooden vaults in an open, elevated place. At the beginning of August 1905, a solemn consecration of the construction site took place. The temple was built with funds allocated from the city treasury, as well as donations from local residents. The construction work was supervised by the military engineer Captain G.I. Lagorio.
Two years later, a beautiful snow-white temple resembling a ship became a real decoration of the Old Quarantine. The church was crowned with five domes and had a modest interior with a carved wooden iconostasis. A spiral staircase led from the vestibule to the bell tower.
The exact date of the consecration of the temple is unknown, it is assumed that the church in the name of the Ascension of Christ was consecrated on February 15, 1907. After consecration, the temple was assigned to the Kerch Alexander Nevsky Cathedral.
After the coming of Soviet power, the Church of the Ascension of Christ, like many other churches, was closed, after which all of its church property was confiscated, and the building itself was converted to a club of fishermen. During the first occupation of Kerch, the fascist invaders in 1941 set up a stable in the altar of the former church. In 1943, parishioners put the church in order and consecrated it in memory of the Dormition of the Mother of God.
After the liberation of Kerch, the shrine was not closed, although the struggle for it continued. From 1946 to 1953, 11 priests were replaced in the Assumption Church. In May 1953 Priest Joasaph Kraplin was appointed the rector of the temple, thanks to whom the revival of the temple began.
Today, the Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary pleases all residents of Kerch with its beauty. A Sunday school for children is open at the church.
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