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St. Catherine’s Roman Catholic Church

ST. CATHERINE’S ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH, located on Nevsky Prospect, between buildings 32 and 34. An architectural monument, constructed in 1763-83 in a transitional style merging Baroque with early Classicism (architect J. B

St. Catherine’s Swedish Church

ST. CATHERINE’S SWEDISH CHURCH, located at 1-3 Malaya Konyushennaya St., is an architectural monument. The classical building of the church (architect Y.M. Felten) was erected in 1767-69 for the needs of the Swedish Lutheran community

St. George Church

ST. GEORGE CHURCH, Church of the Great Holy Martyr George the Victory-Bearer at 3 Moskovskoe Highway. A monument commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of the victory of the Great Patriotic War of 1941-45; construction was paid for by donations of

St. Isaac's Cathedral

ST. ISAAC'S CATHEDRAL, located at 1 St Isaac's Square, an architectural monument of late Classicism and the largest church in St. Petersburg. The first wooden church, which stood at the approximate location of the Bronze Horseman now

St. John Convent

ST. JOHN CONVENT, located at 45 Karpovka River Embankment. Established by St. John of Kronstadt in 1900 and dedicated to the Venerable St. John of Rila as a metochion of the female community in honour of John the Theologian in the village of Sura in

St. John of Kronstadt (1829-1908), Orthodox Saint

ST. JOHN OF KRONSTADT (Ioann Ilyich Sergiev) (1829-1908), priest, theological writer. He studied at the Theological Academy in Archangelsk (1847-51) and at the Theological Academy in St

St. Maria Finnish Lutheran Church

ST. MARIA FINNISH LUTHERAN CHURCH located at 6a Bolshaya Konyushennaya Street. An architectural monument constructed in 1803-05 to the plans of architect G. C. Paulsen in the Empire style for the Finnish Lutheran community

St. Matthew’s Church

ST. MATTHEW’S CHURCH, located at 35 Bolshaya Pushkarskaya Street/ 5 Lenina Street, was located on Petrogradskaya Side. It was built in commemoration of capture of Narva by the Russian Army on 9 August

St. Michael’s Lutheran Church

ST MICHAEL’S LUTHERAN CHURCH, located at 32/18a Sredny Avenue, Vasilievsky Island. An architectural monument. Commissioned by the German Lutheran community of St

St. Myron's Church

ST MYRON'S CHURCH, Church of the Holy Martyr Myron, located at 99 Obvodny Canal Embankment. The church of the Life Guards Chasseur Regiment, constructed in 1849-55 (architect K. A. Ton) in the Russian Byzantine style

St. Nicholas' Naval Cathedral

ST. NICHOLAS' NAVAL CATHEDRAL, St. Nicholas Cathedral of Epiphany, located at 1-3 Nikolskaya Square. An architectural monument in the Baroque style. Built in 1753-62 by architect S. I

St. Nicholas’ Edinoverie Church

ST. NICHOLAS’ EDINOVERIE CHURCH, located at 24a Marata Street. An architectural monument of the late Empire style. The church was built on land bought by merchant K. Z. Chursinov

St. Panteleimon Church

ST. PANTELEIMON CHURCH, the Church of St. Panteleimon the Great Martyr and Healer located at 2a Pestelya Street/ 17 Solyanoy Lane. An architectural monument, consecrated in the name of St

St. Petersburg Eparchy

ST. PETERSBURG EPARCHY, a territorial and administrative part of the Russian Orthodox Church. By decree of the Empress Elizaveta Petrovna the St. Petersburg Eparchy was separated from the Novgorod Eparchy on 1 September 1742. The bishop of St

St. Peter’s German Reformed Church

ST. PETER’S GERMAN REFORMED CHURCH, located at 58 Bolshaya Morskaya Street. An architectural monument constructed in 1862-65, for the needs of the German Reformatory community by architect G. A. Bosse

St. Peter’s Lutheran Church

ST. PETER’S LUTHERAN CHURCH, located at 22-24 Nevsky Prospect. An architectural monument. Constructed in 1833-38 to the plans of architect A. P. Bryullov in place of a stone church of the same name built in 1728-З0 by C. A. Minich

St. Sampson’s Cathedral

ST SAMPSON’S CATHEDRAL, located at 41 Bolshoy Sampsonievsky Avenue. An architectural monument, one of the oldest churches of St. Petersburg. Constructed in 1728-40 in the Baroque style of Anna Ioannovna on the site of a wooden church

St. Sergius All Artillery Cathedral

ST. SERGIUS ALL ARTILLERY CATHEDRAL (St. Sergius of Radonezh Cathedral), located at 6 Liteiny Avenue. An architectural monument in the Classicist style, constructed in 1796-1800 (architect F. I

St. Sofia Cathedral at Tsarskoe Selo

ST. SOFIA CATHEDRAL AT TSARSKOE SELO, located at 1 Sofyskaya Square, Pushkin. The traditional name of the Holy Ascension Cathedral, built in 1782-88 in the Classicist style (architect C

Stephen (Yavorsky), Metropolitan (1658-1722)

STEPHEN (lay name Simeon Ivanovich Yavorsky) (1658-1722), church figure. He studied at Kievo-Mogilyanskaya Collegium and in Higher Catholic schools of Lvov, Lublin, Poznan, and Vilno. In 1689, he took monastic vows under the name of Stefan

Synagogue Grand Choral

THE GRAND CHORAL SYNAGOGUE, located at 2 Lermontovsky Avenue. An architectural monument, constructed in 1883-93 for the needs of the Judaic community of St. Petersburg. The construction was financed by Baron G. E. Ginzburg (architects I. I


SYNOD (Apostolic Governing Synod), the highest collective organ of government of the Russian Orthodox Church, legislative and deliberative body, administrative and judicial institution

Theological schools (entry)

THEOLOGICAL SCHOOLS appeared in St. Petersburg in 1714 after Peter the Great's edict to create schools for mathematics at eparch houses and monasteries, in order to prepare priests to become clerics

Ursula, Blessed (Yulia Leduchowskaya) (1865-1939) - Catholic Saint

URSULA (Lay name Countess Yulia Leduchowskaya), Catholic nun. She joined the convent of Ursuline Sisters in Krakow as a novice in 1887, and took the veil the following year under the name of Ursula in the same convent

Veniamin (Kazansky), Venerable Martyr (1874-1922), Metropolitan of Petrograd and Gdov in 1917-1922

VENIAMIN (born Vasily Pavlovich Kazansky) (1873-1922, railway station of Porokhovye near St. Petersburg), religious figure. Kazansky took monastic vows under the name of Veniamin in 1895. After graduating from St

Xenia the Blessed (circa 1731 - circa 1803)

Xenia the Blessed, Xenia of St. Petersburg (lay name Xenia Grigorievna Petrova) (c. 1731 - c. 1803), resident of St. Petersburg, became famous for her pious life and ascetics (in 1988, she was canonized by the Russian Orthodox Church)

Yanyshev I.L. (1826-1910), Court Archpresbyter

YANYSHEV Ioann Leontevich (1826-1910, St. Petersburg), religious and public figure, preacher, Doctor of Theology (1899). Graduated from St. Petersburg Theological Academy in 1849

Zhelobovsky A.A. (1834-1910), protopresbyter

ZHELOBOVSKY Alexander Alexeevich (1834-1910, St. Petersburg), chaplain. Zhelobovsky graduated from St. Petersburg Theological Academy in 1859. Starting in 1866, he led divine services at regimental churches of St. Petersburg

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