BELARUSIAN ORTHODOX STAMP NAMED ONE OF 10 MOST BEAUTIFUL IN THE WORLD

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Orthochristian.com  19/6/18 A Belarusian stamp block including an image of three Orthodox churches and icons has been named one of the top 10 most beautiful stamps in the world, reports katolik-gomel.by. The results of the most beautiful stamp contest were announced in Austria. The Belarusian stamp block taking 6th place was released in honor of the 1,025th anniversary ...

The first Orthodox church in 100 years to be built in Warsaw—will Resemble Hagia Sophia

10/2/15 Construction of a new Orthodox church in the Polish capital of Warsaw will start in April 2015, reports PoloNews. In the last hundred years, no new churches have been built in the capital of Poland. The Orthodox church will be constructed on a piece of land of 1.5 hectares. The architectural design of the church will ...

Wall crumbles around Sophia Cathedral of Kiev

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October - November 2014 A part of the wall of the “Sophia of Kiev” National Preserve (the main component of which is the Hagia Sophia Cathedral complex) has partially crumbled. The Culture and Tourism permanent commission in the Kiev City Council did not rule out the possibility of further destruction in “Sophia of Kiev” National Preserve, ...

His Holiness Patriarch Kirill visits St. Sophia Cathedral in Harbin

  On 13 May 2013, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill, currently on a visit to China, visited St. Sophia Cathedral in Harbin. He was accompanied by Ambassador Andrei Denisov of the Russian Federation to the People’s Republic of China, Mr. Sergei Paltov, Russian Consul General in Shenyang, Mr. Zhang Lebin, deputy director of the State Administration for ...

Vologda’s Cathedral of Divine Wisdom: The last of its Kind

William Brumfield 27/10/2011 The great cathedral of St. Sophia in Vologda, modeled after the Kremlin churches, was the jewel of Ivan the Terrible, but its frescoes depict a world view that came to an end not long after its completion. By the mid-16th century, the city of Vologda had become the major trading and administrative center in northern ...