Kharkiv

Assumption Cathedral

Description

  • It is the oldest temple of the city, as there was in the days of the first Cossack settlements in the formation of the Kharkiv fortress in the middle of the XVII century
  • However, better known among Kharkiv is the face of the Alexander bell tower of the Cathedral, which appeared much later, the temple itself.

In the historical center of Kharkov is the Cathedral, the central chapel which was consecrated in honor of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin, since 1846 became the bishop's department. It is the oldest temple of the city, as there was in the time of the first settlements of the Cossacks, the formation of the Kharkiv fortress in the middle of the XVII century. However, better known among Kharkiv is the face of the Alexander bell tower of the Cathedral, which appeared much later, the temple itself.

In the historical center of Kharkov is the Cathedral, the central chapel which was consecrated in honor of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin, since 1846 became the bishop's department. It is the oldest temple of the city, as there was in the time of the first settlements of the Cossacks, the formation of the Kharkiv fortress in the middle of the XVII century. However, better known among Kharkiv is the face of the Alexander bell tower of the Cathedral, which appeared much later, the temple itself.

How to get there?

In the three-minute walk from the cathedral located metro station "Historical Museum" and "Constitution Square". At the stop "Constitution Square" can be reached using the taxi number 78e, 88e, 89e, 118e, 217e, 218e, 219, e 241e, 249e, 269e, 272e.

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HISTORY

  • That's Assumption Church became the first wooden church in Kharkov
  • The first stone church was built and consecrated by Metropolitan Abram in 1688
  • The temple is in the architectural style of the Baroque and the bell tower - in a classic style

It was the Assumption Church that became the first wooden church in Kharkov. Traditionally, military settlements were formed around the square near the temple, where military councils were held - “glad,” so it was the center of settlements until the end of the 17th century. The first written memory of the construction of the temple is found in the report of governor Ofrosimov in 1658, which mentions that the church was built of red wood. Its area was 70 square meters. It is known that at first there were not even wooden icons in the temple, paper ones were used instead. Around the building was a cemetery surrounded by a fence. The first stone temple was built and consecrated by Metropolitan Abramius in 1688. In 1733, a severe fire occurred in the city, because of it the architectural structure was damaged to such an extent that it could not be reconstructed. The modern construction of the stone temple was begun in 1771 and completed by 1777, it was financed by the local clergy and residents of the city.

It was the Assumption Church that became the first wooden church in Kharkov. Traditionally, military settlements were formed around the square near the temple, where military councils were held - “glad,” so it was the center of settlements until the end of the 17th century. The first written memory of the construction of the temple is found in the report of governor Ofrosimov in 1658, which mentions that the church was built of red wood. Its area was 70 square meters. It is known that at first there were not even wooden icons in the temple, paper ones were used instead. Around the building was a cemetery surrounded by a fence. The first stone temple was built and consecrated by Metropolitan Abramius in 1688. In 1733, a severe fire occurred in the city, because of it the architectural structure was damaged to such an extent that it could not be reconstructed. The modern construction of the stone temple was begun in 1771 and completed by 1777, it was financed by the local clergy and residents of the city.

INTERESTING FACTS

  • Funding for construction of modern architectural solutions of the cathedral was carried out by the clergy and people of the city.
  • The bell tower of the Cathedral at the time of construction was the tallest structure in the Russian Empire, is now one of the highest in Ukraine. Its construction is dated to the victory in the war with Napoleon, which happened during imperatorstvovaniya Alexander I in the Russian Empire.
  • Interestingly, during the construction of the temple Cossacks repeatedly appealed to the Tsar Alexei Mikhailovich with a request to allocate funding for the purchase of church books, but the king several times given instructions to refuse to help.
  • Funding for construction of modern architectural solutions of the cathedral was carried out by the clergy and people of the city.
  • The bell tower of the Cathedral at the time of construction was the tallest structure in the Russian Empire, is now one of the highest in Ukraine. Its construction is dated to the victory in the war with Napoleon, which happened during imperatorstvovaniya Alexander I in the Russian Empire.
  • Interestingly, during the construction of the temple Cossacks repeatedly appealed to the Tsar Alexei Mikhailovich with a request to allocate funding for the purchase of church books, but the king several times given instructions to refuse to help.