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    Resurrection Cathedral

    • Sumy, Ukraine
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      religious building, 1702

      Holy Resurrection Cathedral - the main Orthodox church in Sumy, an old stone building in the city, a fine example of Ukrainian Baroque. The cathedral was built at the turn of XVII-XVIII centuries. at the expense of the city's founder G. Kondratiev and his son A. Kondratyev. According to legend, during the construction of the wall of the temple was bricked sister Kondratiev - Mary atamansha robber band. Architecture two-storey stone cathedral repeats the traditional forms of Ukrainian wooden church architecture - it looks like on trehsrubnye Cossack church. Judging by the thickness of the walls (up to 1.5 m), the characteristic form of windows, battlements and location on the line count. city ​​fortifications, Resurrection Cathedral was a defensive system Sum. By the river led the underground passage, which is now filled. In Soviet times there was located department of arts and crafts art museum. Since 1991, the Church of the Resurrection was returned to the believers, and is now the cathedral of the Diocese of Sumy Kyiv Patriarchate. 

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