Ascension Church

Yaroslavl, Russia

The Church of the Ascension of Christ is a four-piered penticupolar Orthodox church erected between 1677 and 1682. The first church on the site was commissioned in 1584 by Basil Kondaki, a wealthy Greek merchant, in order to prevent the planned construction of a Lutheran church in Kondakovo. A smaller parish church is dedicated to the Presentation of Jesus at the Temple. This late Baroque building incorporates the 17th-century refectory, a survival from an earlier church. A belfry dating from 1745 was demolished in the 20th century.

The parish churches sustained damage in the Yaroslavl Revolt of 1918 and were later adapted for use by a nearby car barn. The larger church, with all the domes taken down, was used as a depot. Aleksey Soplyakov's frescoes from 1736 have all but disappeared. In the late 2000s buildings were returned to the Russian Orthodox Church and restoration work began.



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Founded: 1677-1682
Category: Religious sites in Russia

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Алексей К (4 years ago)
The temple was built in 1745 in the name of the Ascension, in 1855 it was rebuilt at the expense of the Yaroslavl merchant Mikhail Ivanovich Vakhromeev and painted again. In 1866, designed by the architect A.M. Dostoevsky's bell tower was added to the warm church. Later, in the warm church, a chapel was built in the name of Mitrofan of Voronezh.
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