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About church Ascribed churches
Chernigov Chapel Igor
The first project Initially, in Pushkin, in the place where during the Second World War, the Nazis carried out mass executions, planned to install a secular monument. Funds collected residents. There was a competition, won by the project in the form of a monolithic shape, topped with an Orthodox cross. On the initiative of the St. Sophia Cathedral Archpriest Gennady Zverev, it was decided to build a chapel. May 9, 1994 held its tab. Construction blessed Metropolitan of St. Petersburg and Ladoga, John (Snychev). In memory of the tab was set stone with the inscription: "In this place there will be a monument to the victims of fascism, 1941-1944." However, due to lack of funds the construction of the chapel was suspended. Modern building In 1997, work was resumed on the forces and means of the "Baltic Construction Company." The project, for which a chapel-monument was designed VB Buhaevym with the participation of the architect Elena Leonidovna Svetlova. Support for the construction of St. Petersburg has had a number of organizations. July 2, 1998, Metropolitan of St. Petersburg and Ladoga (Kotljarov) in the presence of the mayor of the city of Pushkin P. Nikiforov and the governor of St. Petersburg, VA Yakovlevaosvyatil chapel in the name of Grand Prince Igor of Chernigov. The foundation stone with an inscription was placed in a blind area of ​​the chapel. In 2001, the chapel was arranged throne, began regular service to the Divine Liturgy. Architecture, decoration Single-storey building of the temple in the form of a cross. The main cube on a special drum topped cupola. The drum is the belfry. The bells were brought from the Belgian town of Mechelen (in French - Malin) [1]. Automated system of bells helped establish the experts from France. Icon of the Holy Great Prince Igor of Chernigov and bas-reliefs in the pediments of the chapel made of stainless steel artist Vladimir Kulikov. Traditions The temple is kept "Memory Book" by Pushkin, prepared by the Council of Veterans of the city. This book contains the names of the names of people who died during the occupation. All of them are remembered during services. Every year on the anniversary of the occupation of the city of Pushkin (17 September 1941) to the base chapel (memorial stone) flowers are laid. For several years in the temple were "children" worship. Songbirds - students parochial school Cyril and Methodius at St. Sophia Cathedral, the altar altar servers as well as children served.
Znamenskaya church
The court Znamenskaya church was laid on at the behest of the Princes Elizabeth May 13, 1734 near the palace, the site of the burnt down in 1728, Church of the Annunciation, in the very presence of the Princes and many guests. 1 The church was built by the architect Michael G. Zemtsova, monitoring construction works led his closest aide, Ivan Y. Blanc. 2 Originally the church had four aisles. The main chapel - the Icon of the Mother of God. Omen. was consecrated full rank only after finishing the temple, which lasted for a long time and was completed only in 1747. Right side chapel of St.. Catherine the Great was consecrated much earlier - June 6, 1736. Left chapel of Sts. rights. Zechariah and Elizabeth consecrated, apparently, in the same years. Another, the upper chapel of St.. Nicholas, who was in the choir, was consecrated on June 6, 1736, at the same time with St.. Catherine the Great. According to archival documents, which took place in the temple consecration multiple aisles (before the completion of its full features) were due to continue to work on the device and decorate ikonostosov, correspondence icons, and so claim 4 Before the start of the Great Patriotic War, the Sign Church remained the only functioning at Tsarskoye Selo, and even during the occupation continued to be committed to her worship. Since March 1938 for four years, it was the rector Archpriest Theodore Feodorovich ZABELIN (1868-1949), in August 1942 evacuated in Gatchina, which was replaced in that post Archpriest John Lavrent'evich Kolyadenko (1873 - ...). In October 1942 the Sign utensils church was moved to the palace Kochubeya to Sofia, where, since that time and has performed the Divine Liturgy. Apparently, worship in Tsarskoye Selo stopped already in 1943 about the fate of Rev. John Kolyadenko, who served in both the years and in several of Paul's temples to September 1944 is not known. Before the retreat of the German invaders were stolen from a temple in it most of the remaining icons and church plates, but the building itself is generally not affected, even within the iconostasis without ikon14 (the fate of the Mother of God "Sign" see Appendix VI to the end of the book). In July 1944 a group of residents of the town of Pushkin has formed an initiative group and sent a petition to Metropolitan Alexy (Simanska) with a request to assist the opening of the temple, however, as is clear from the archival documents, in October 1946 the Leningrad City Council rejected the application (sent after another motion too, was rejected by April 4, 1947). The territory Lyceum kindergarten around the Sign of the church, was converted into a cemetery where were buried German soldiers and local residents who died during the war. Since 1946, over ten years Znamenskaya church was under the jurisdiction of the Central Depository and the museum fund was used for storage of the book fund. In 1960-1962 years the church has been restored, the spire of the bell tower, modified in the XIX century, was rebuilt in 1960 in its original form by architect Michael Mihailovic Plotnikov. Until the beginning of 1990_h years in the Sign of the church housed the office 2_y masterskoy association "Restorer", is run by Catherine dvortsa_muzeya. * In 1991, the Church of the Sign, after numerous requests, has been returned to the Russian Orthodox Church, and December 10, 1991 (the day of the feast) was opened for worship services. Following a review in 1995-1999, and the restoration of the interior decoration was completed by the fall of 2005, the restoration of facades of the Sign Church pleasantly pleasing to the eye as his parishioners and guests of Tsarskoye Selo, who saw her for the first time. Presidential Decree of 20 March 1995 the Sign Church was included in the historical and cultural heritage, as an architectural monument of federal significance.