Church of the Savior on Blood - top view

Church of the Savior on Blood - top view

Fotobloggery-Rufer climbed onto one of the most beautiful buildings in the northern capital - Church of the Savior on Blood.

Church of the Savior on Blood - top view

We Got out in the early morning, the city has finally woken up and was in a fog

Police cars, people, camera - nothing we did not notice on the climb. Literally in the building, we climbed to the top and began to take pictures. Frankly, I was shocked on how and where we climbed, though, it was not even a shock, but for the most part delight :) Beautiful views, morning mist, and the greatness of the temple - one more unforgettable experience from my trip to St. Petersburg.

Church of the Savior on Blood - top view

shone in his eyes, the following images will already be warmer

A small educational program of the church

Cathedral of the Resurrection on the Blood Church of the Savior on the Spilled Blood - Orthodox memorial odnoprestolny Church of the Resurrection of Christ, erected in memory of the fact that in this place March 1, 1881 as a result of the attempt was mortally wounded Tsar Liberator - Emperor Alexander II (the expression on the blood He points to the king the blood). The temple was built as a monument to the Tsar-Martyr funds collected throughout Russia.

The temple was built according to the decree of Emperor Alexander III in 1883-1907 years under the joint project of the architect Alfred Parland and Archimandrite Ignatius (Malyshev), which later withdrew from the building. The project was implemented in the "Russian style" is somewhat reminiscent of the Moscow Cathedral of St. Basil. The construction lasted for 24 years. August 6, 1907, the day of the Transfiguration, the cathedral was consecrated.

The nine temple height 81 m, the capacity to 1,600. A museum and a monument of Russian architecture.

Church of the Savior on Blood - top view

View down the side of the Mikhailovsky Garden

March 1, 1881 at the Catherine Canal Embankment in an attack by the terrorist Narodnaya Volya-II Grinevitsky was mortally wounded Tsar Alexander II. Already on March 2 at the extraordinary meeting of the city council asked the heir to the throne, Alexander Alexandrovich (the future Emperor Alexander III) "allow the city public administration to build on the city ... means a chapel or monument." He replied: "It would be desirable to have a church ... but not the chapel." But still, it was decided to put a temporary chapel. This chapel remained on the waterfront up to the start of construction of the temple - until the spring of 1883, after which it was transferred to Konyushennaya square, where stood still for 9 years and was finally dismantled.

Immediately after the murder of a commission was established to perpetuate the memory of Alexander II, two consecutive contest for the best design of the temple was announced. The nominees list were the big names, but the winners of both competitions projects are not arranged by Alexander III. Following the development of new projects project architect Alfred Parland and rector of Trinity-Sergius Hermitage Archimandrite Ignatius was chosen (Malyshev). This project was approved by the Emperor July 29, 1883 with the condition of its subsequent revision, the final draft was approved by only 1 May 1887.

Church of the Savior on Blood - top view

For Cross Stables area and Stables yard

Cathedral of the Resurrection of Christ was the only one, along with St. Isaac's Cathedral, St. Petersburg temple, a public charge. The cathedral was not a parish; he was in charge of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and was not designed for mass visits; Entrance implemented by pass. In it were made individual services dedicated to the memory of Alexander II and preach every day. But..

In 1917, the state-owned stopped flow of funds for the maintenance of the temple, in connection with which Peter Leporsky appealed to residents of Petrograd in the following words: "The Church of Resurrection on blood lost funds needed for worship in it. Clergy of the church, built on the common folk remedies, decided to contact the owner of the temple - the people with the invitation to come together around the church and to the extent of their strength and zeal to share the care of maintaining it in beautiful ceremonies. Wishes to enroll in the number of parishioners is favored to contact the father rector Archpriest P. Leporsky (Nevsky, 163) or on the candle in the temple revenues, and it will get the necessary forms for applications ".

At the end of 1919 from the Department of Justice of the Petrograd received an order for the formation of the temple of the Resurrection, "twenty", ie the parish. In response, December 2, 1919 Rev. P. Leporsky wrote a statement in which objects to the decision of the city authorities, "as the temple was never a parish", and, moreover, "is run by the People's Commissariat of property." However, December 13, 1919 Board of the registration and protection of works of art and antiques and estates department has authorized the transfer of the temple "Twenty", which was made January 11, 1920 at 12:00.

Then, in 1930, the church was closed by order of the Central Executive Committee opened .. several times ..:

May 23, 2004 Metropolitan of St. Petersburg Vladimir (Kotlyarov) in the Cathedral was served first after more than 70-year-old liturgy break.

Church of the Savior on Blood - top view

The largest of the 9 domes

temple architecture:

The basis of the composition of the temple compact bushel, which is crowned with five domes, with the head of the central place occupies a tent height of 81 meters. Total rescued on Blood crowned heads 9 creating asymmetrical pictorial group, with part of the heads are gold-plated, and part - enamel.

The architecture of the temple is an example of a late stage in the evolution of "Russian style". The building is a collective image Russian orthodox temple based on Moscow Yaroslavl samples and XVI-XVII centuries. A great impact on the appearance of the temple had architecture Moscow St. Basil's Cathedral.

The decor of buildings used various finishing material - brick, marble, granite, enamel, gold plated copper and tiles.

Church of the Savior on Blood - top view

Facing the temple

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Also, we were able to go to the highest pinnacle, to see what's inside and look of the upper windows.

Church of the Savior on Blood - top view

Inside the tower top is a kind of spiral staircase. I love these pictures, only this would have shot :) Symmetry, geometric

Church of the Savior on Blood - top view

patsanchika squat turret and shoot. I photographed with a flash, like a real pro

Inside the temple is a veritable museum of mosaics, covering an area of ​​7065 square meters. Mosaic was created in the workshop of VA Frolov on sketches by more than 30 artists, among them such artists as VM Vasnetsov, MV Nesterov, AP Ryabushkin, VV Belyaev, N. Kharlamov . Mosaic exposition of the Savior on Spilled Blood is one of the largest collections in Europe.

Church of the Savior on Blood - top view

Inside very nice

Go to the views from the temple:

Church of the Savior on Blood - top view

Pinnacle Kazan Cathedral and the House of Books

Church of the Savior on Blood - top view

Field of Mars

Church of the Savior on Blood - top view

Isaac's Cathedral in the fog

Church of the Savior on Blood - top view

Peter and Paul Fortress in the fog

Church of the Savior on Blood - top view

Alexander Column

Church of the Savior on Blood - top view

Suvorov Square and the monument to Suvorov in it

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On this main report ended, I can only tell you that the exit we tried to take the PSC. Roman caught his leg when he jumped over the fence. Together, we have drawn three Roma from Chop feet, calming the last that we photographers and everything is OK.

Text turned out a lot, because I became interested in the history of the temple. All believers want to reassure that no commandments in the temple did not break in Destro and prilyubodeyaniyah one has not been noticed. From our stay there were only a tripod and a lens cap.