Church of St. Mary Magdalene, Minsk

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#8 of 18 in Historic Sites in Minsk
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  • First a little history. The temple was erected in 1847 in the place of the burnt wooden church at the Storazhsky Cemetery, known since the XVII century. The complex consists of the Church of Mary Magdalene, the Church of St. John the Baptist (1992) and the chapel in memory of all Belarusian Saints (1998). Since 1933 the church has been closed more than once, turning it into a storehouse for storage of potatoes, then in a joiner's workshop, and in 1950, finally changing the interior and facades (even the entrance was punched from the altar side), placed in it the archive of cinema, Fono-and Photographic documents. By the way, in this form the building was immortalized in the film "Clock Stopped at Midnight", where "played the role" of the stakes fascist...
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  • Of all the churches and Cathedrals I visited in Minsk this one was my favourite. It was beautifully decorated however there were very few people inside when I visited a day or two after Christmas. Lov...  more »
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  • The Church of St. Mary Magdalene was built in 1847 in the territory of the Storazhevsky Cemetery in the classicism style. In the Soviet years the church was repeatedly closed, turning that into a workshop, then to the archive, then to the warehouse. Since 1990, the church has been again given to Orthodox believers. The church has beautiful gilded murals.
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  • Glitter and size still matter... And as a result-"sacred place", it is not empty. (True, this "winged expression" may have several meanings... Who is closer, let him choose himself)
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