Kodavere Church dates from 1342. The present St. Michael’s Church is the fourth church on the site. This stone building was completed in 1777 and it represents the early classicism style with Orthodox influence. On the western façade there is a triangular pediment and a cylinder-shaped tower with an onion-shaped spire.

Reference: Jõgeva County Tourism


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Founded: 1777
Category: Religious sites in Estonia
Historical period: Part of the Russian Empire (Estonia)

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Kodavere, Lümati, Pala , Jõgevamaa 58.692261, 27.150285 ‎ 58° 41' 32.14", 27° 9' 1.03" Первые упоминания о деревянной церкви датируются 15ым веком. Современное однонефное каменное здание в стиле позднего классицизма было построено на месте старой деревянной постройки в 1775-1777 годах (освящено в 1777 году). Постройка по форме напоминает корабль, башня которой была изготовлена в то же время, что и церковь. В восточной части церкви расположена ризница, в западной части фасада расположен треугольный фронтон и восмиугольная башня, увенченная куполом-луковицей. Алтарь и кафедра – ручная работа. Алтарный рисунок «Хождение по воде» была написана Юнкером в 1877ом году. Также на алтаре изображена картина «Воскрешение» (18ый век) и «Колгата» (первая половина 19ого века). Внутреннее церковное убранство датируется началом 20ого века. Из посёлка Кодавере к церкви ведёт красивая аллея. Кладбище Кодавере находится на берегу Чудского озера, оно было освящёно в 1773ем году.
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