St. Peter's Church

Tartu, Estonia

St.Peter's congregation of Tartu was established on 27 October 1869 and the St. Peter's Church was consecrated in 1884. This pseudogothic imposing building was built pursuant to a design by E. Schröder. The location was symbolic of the time of the Estonian awakening: in the proximity of the square where the first general Estonian song festival took place. The church was finally completed in 1903, when the freshly finished 55- metre chief tower and four corner towers were consecrated. A 22- register organ and the altar painting, "Dying Christ" (by J. Köler), were finished in the 1890's. Both church bells have been cast in Gatsina near St. Petersburg.

Reference: Visit Tartu

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Founded: 1884
Category: Religious sites in Estonia
Historical period: Part of the Russian Empire (Estonia)

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Narva maantee 104, Annelinn, Tartu, 58.387172, 26.727312 ‎58° 23' 13.82", 26° 43' 38.32" Тартуский приход св. Петра ведет свое начало с 1869 года, когда был подписан т.н. разделительный договор между тартуским Мариинским приходом и магистратом. Собор освятили в сентябре 1884 года. Петровская церковь, спроектированная архитектором Э. Шредером, стоит на символическом для самосознания эстонского народа месте – именно здесь в 1869 г. проходил Первый всеэстонский Праздник песни. В 1948-1997 годы церковь св. Петра служила пристанищем для Мариинского прихода, а с начала 90-х – также и для тартуского ингерманландского прихода.
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