31.08.2011 Cathedral anniversary at St. Petersburg

Kazan cathedralThe Kazan Cathedral of St. Petersburg will celebrate its 200th anniversary on September, 20-25, reports Geo Meridian portal.

Partial restoration is being done at the cathedral, which completion was timed to this significant event. Within the framework of outside restoration works they will clean the façade of the church from dust and dirt, fix chips and cracks of bas reliefs and paint the front columns. The main internal works have already been finished and now specialists are working at the reconstruction of the iconostasis of the northern chapel.

The Kazan Cathedral was built in honor of the icon of Our Lady of Kazan. In the Soviet period there was located the Museum of Religion and Atheism at the Cathedral, and since 1998 it has been the active temple again.

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