St. Nicholas Orthodox Church

Kuressaare, Estonia

The Church of St. Nicholas with its two cupolas represents the late Classicism building style. It was completed in 1790 to replace the earlier wooden church. Interior is very bare with iconostasis made in 1700-1800s.

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Founded: 1790
Category: Religious sites in Estonia
Historical period: Part of the Russian Empire (Estonia)

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Xander L. (20 months ago)
Beautiful church.
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George On tour (4 years ago)
On September 11, 1747 , the ruling Synod of the Russian Empire issued a decree on the construction of a small wooden church in Arsensburg (Kuressaare) for Saaremaa. The government of the governorate of Riga received an order to finance the construction of the church from the provincial government revenue. The order of the Synod also included the order to build the necessary housing for the clergy serving the church. The Russian empress Catherine II donated church supplies to Orthodox worship . The bishop of Simon the Saints of the ruling Synod and the first priest of the church, Simeon Zaklinski , celebrated the church on May 9, 1750, in honor of the bishop and the miracle worker, the sailor of the sailors of St. Nicholas . This church was demolished after the new church was completed in 1790 . in year.
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