Svjatih Zhen Mironosic Cathedral

Svjatih Zhen Mironosic Cathedral, Baku
source: baku.eparhia.ru

Cathedral was erected in Baku, in 1905, with the support of the Azerbaijani oil magnate and patron of art Zeynalabdin Tagiyev, as well as with the help of private donations. First, the building was constructed of wood, then of stone. During the Soviet Union, in 1920 the cathedral was closed. In January 1990, the belfry of the temple was partially destroyed by two shells, but in 1991, dilapidated building of the temple was transferred to the Russian Orthodox Church and restored. In the Cathedral is placed the shrine with the relics of one of the 12 disciples of Jesus Christ - the Apostle Bartholomew, who is considered by Christians to be the patron of Baku. During the visit of Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Alexy II to Azerbaijan, he consecrated Svjatih Zhen Mironosic Cathedral and gave it the status of the cathedral of the eparchy.

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