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Church of the Icon of the Mother of God of All Who Sorrow Joy description and photo - Russia - Caucasus: Pyatigorsk. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photos and a map showing the nearest significant objects.
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Construction of the Church of the Icon of the Mother of God of All Who Sorrow Joy in Pyatigorsk began in 1825 by order of General Ermolov. The author of the project was Giuseppe Bernardazzi. The construction of the church was completed in 1828. The temple was completely built of wood.
An active participant in fundraising for the construction of the temple was the governor of the Alexander Nevsky Lavra, Archimandrite Tobiya (in the world Tikhon Moiseev), who was being treated in Pyatigorsk at that time. It was he who, in the summer of 1828, conducted the consecration ceremony of the church.
The first abbot of the monastery was the priest Pavel Alexandrovsky, who took part in the funeral and funeral of the poet Mikhail Yuryevich Lermontov, who was killed in a duel. At the same time, church rules were violated, since death in a duel at that time was equated with suicide.
In 1858, a new bishop Ignatius arrived in the city of Pyatigorsk, who was later canonized. Vladyka gathered the local authorities and clergy and proposed to attach a new side-altar and dome to the church, since the church was very cramped and stuffy. By Christmas 1859, the reconstruction of the church was completed. The new side-chapel was consecrated in honor of Alexander Nevsky.
Church services in the temple were held until 1927. After that, the church was used as a bindery, and during the Second World War it was dismantled for firewood. In 1944 the church was completely destroyed.
With the collapse of the Soviet Union, the question of the revival of this Pyatigorsk temple was raised again. In 1995-1997. a new church was erected, which was consecrated in honor of the icon of the Most Holy Theotokos Joy of All Who Sorrow. The author of this project was the architect A.S. Kihel. Film Today the church is part of the ensemble of the revived Savior Cathedral.
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