Holy Transfiguration Church

Kėdainiai, Lithuania

Holy Transfiguration Church is an Orthodox church in Kėdainiai. The first, wooden Orthodox church was constructed in 1643. From 1652 it belonged to an Orthodox monastery of the Holy Transfiguration, which was destroyed by fire in 1771. After this event the monastery was never rebuilt and the monks moved to the Holy Spirit Monastery in Vilnius. In 1798 it was officially closed. Despite the advice of the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church, the remaining church was not made a parish church because of the tiny number of Orthodox Christians living permanently in Kėdainiai. The services were held there only occasionally, wherever a Russian military unit arrived to the town.

In 1841 this situation changed together with the arrival of more Russians to the town. In 1895 the church also turned out to be too tiny and it was replaced by the one which was preserved up to today. During World War I, the church was abandoned. Only in 1918 new parish clergy arrived to Kėdainiai. It was registered as an active parish by the Soviet government in 1947, with 230 parishioners at this moment.

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Founded: 1895
Category: Religious sites in Lithuania

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Iryna Panina (11 months ago)
A small Orthodox church in the central part of Kedainiu. It has its architectural features which is typical for such churches in Eastern and Central Europe. Unfortunately, the church may be closed even on weekends.
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Wit N (Vito) (5 years ago)
Orthodox church. Nice outside. But kiejdany is the former capital of Lithuania Radziwiłów. It
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