Valga Orthodox Church

Valga, Estonia

The Orthodox church of Saint Isidore was built between 1897-1898 and it was designed by V. J. Lunski. The church has five octagonal cupolas and represents the neo-classicism style.

References:
  • Tapio Mäkeläinen 2005. Viro - kartanoiden, kirkkojen ja kukkaketojen maa. Tammi, Helsinki, Finland.

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Pargi 1, Valga, Estonia
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Founded: 1897-1898
Category: Religious sites in Estonia
Historical period: Part of the Russian Empire (Estonia)

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Zurab Gugesasvilu (2 years ago)
igors orlovs (2 years ago)
Pēteris Gudrinieks (3 years ago)
Tanel Aavistu (4 years ago)
Väga ilus kirik, kõnnin sellest iga päev mööda.
Anatoly Ko (7 years ago)
Pargi 1a, Valga 57.775605, 26.044679 ‎ 57° 46' 32.18", 26° 2' 40.84" Исидоровский храм возведен по проекту епархиального архитектора В.И. Лунского из кирпича в стиле московско-византийских церквей с 5 куполами и колокольней. Храм был освящен 18 октября 1898 года святителем Агафангелом (Преображенским), епископом Рижским и Митавским.В 1913 году Никольская церковь в Валга сгорела, и Исидоровский храм принял православный эстонский приход. В 1923 году храм во имя свщмч. Исидора, пресвитера Юрьевского, получил статус собора.В начале 90-х годов приход, переживший войны и безбожное лихолетье, был вытеснен из своего родного храма представителями Константинополя. Сохраняя верность Матери-Церкви Московского Патриархата, воодушевляемые настоятелем священником Иаковом Метсалу, прихожане молились у церковной ограды, затем стали собираться на старинном Никольском кладбище (Tartu mnt. kalmistu). 1 декабря 1998 года был освящен временный храм в честь свщмч. Исидора Юрьевского (ныне он является малым приделом).Чин освящения новой православной церкви во имя Владимирской иконы Божией Матери был совершен Митрополитом Таллиннским и всея Эстонии Корнилием 11 августа 2001 года.
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