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Holy Spirit Cathedral, Minsk

4.7
#2 of 18 in Historic Sites in Minsk
At Holy Spirit Cathedral, see the miraculous icon of Theotokos, which purportedly appeared on a riverbank in 1500. The cathedral was originally erected as a part of a Bernardine monastery in the 17th century. Notice the golden-blue image of the Holy Virgin on its white front exterior, flanked by two tall bell towers. Allegedly, part of the church served as a transit prison for evicted kulaks, and the building also served as a gym and an archive. See Holy Spirit Cathedral and all Minsk has to offer by arranging your trip with our Minsk online road trip planner .
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  • Constantly came to the service and because of the large number of parishioners could not enjoy the beautiful interior decoration.
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  • One of the main temples of our country! Very beautiful and majestic. The place, where Minsk Holy Spirit Cathedral is located, has belonged to the Orthodox Church since ancient times. Before the forcible introduction of the church union in Minsk after 1596, an Orthodox monastery was housed here in the name of the monuments Kosmas and Damiana. Also, this monastery belonged to the land adjacent to the modern cathedral. Monastic buildings were one of the buildings that had defensive significance. Since 1961 the Holy Spirit Church has been awarded the status of the cathedral of the Minsk diocese. Be sure to visit!!!
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  • That church has its' own, unique and attracting spirit. It's normally crowdy, but I love coming there. My first church experience place, moreover.
  • An incredible place to see icon and reflect on the greatness of God.
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