Skip to comments.Services to Resume After 40 years in Famous Transfiguration Church on Kizhi Island [Russia]
Posted on 07/05/2020 3:42:48 PM PDT by marshmallow
For the first time in 40 years, Divine services will soon be held in the world-famous Church of the Transfiguration on Kizhi Island in the northern Russian Republic of Karelia.
The church will reopen after restoration in July, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Chernishenko stated on Monday at a meeting with Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin, reports TASS.
Restoration work was completed earlier this year, though the planned reopening in June was delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The island reopened for tourists on June 10, though without the possibility of visiting architectural monuments.
Our 8th wonder of the world in Kizhi will open in July, where the restoration of the Church of the Transfiguration of the Lord has been completed, and for the first time in 40 years, services will resume there, Deputy PM Chernishenko said.
The church has been included in the UNESCO Heritage list since 1990 and is also a Cultural Heritage Site of Federal Signififance. Restoration on the church began in 2009, for which more than $7 million (508 million rubles) were allocated. One of the most important stages of the restoration was the work on the churchs 16 wooden domes, which required the replacement of 34,000 aspen tiles.
The church was built in 1714 and is currently the most famous monument of wooden architecture of the Russian North.
Thanks for the picture and the posting. Isn’t this part of the Finnish speaking area once claimed by Finland ?
Beautiful Building—historic—No one will deface this wonder—not in todays Russia.
From what I have read, all the intricate woodworking an joinery in that gorgeous building was accomplished with one tool...a small axe.
That’s the legend anyway.
Only Marxists would want to destroy this magnificent religious edifice.
Thanks colorado tanker. Pretty!
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