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Holy Trinity Cathedral of the Izmailovsky Life Guards Regiment

Categories / Architecture/Architectural Monuments/Religious Architecture (see also Religion.Church)
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HOLY TRINITY CATHEDRAL OF THE IZMAILOVSKY LIFE GUARDS REGIMENT located at 7a Izmailovsky Avenue, is an architectural monument in the late Classicist style. A regimental church of the Izmailovsky Life Guard Regiment, constructed in 1828-35 (architect V. P. Stasov), the cathedral replaced a wooden church of the same name (1754-56), damaged by the flood of 1824. The cross-shaped cathedral is crowned with five impressive domes; the facades are adorned with six-column porticoes of the Corinthian order and a sculptural frieze, the naves are decorated with bronze figures of angels (sculptor S. I. Galberg). The interior boasts Corinthian columns and pilasters, tiled with white artificial marble. The iconostasis was made in the workshop of Tarasov, the icons were painted by V. K. Shebuev, A. I. Ivanov, A. E. Egorov, and others; wall paintings were done by artists A. I. Travin and T. A. Medvedev. Emperor Nicholas I presented holy vessels made of semiprecious stones to the cathedral. The trophy Turkish banners, captured during the Russian-Turkish War of 1877-78, were hung on the walls. The Holy Trinity Cathedral treasured regimental relics; marble boards with the names of regimental officers, fallen in battle, were placed on the walls. In 1894-95, a chapel of St. Alexander Nevsky was built opposite the cathedral (architect S. P. Kondratyev). In 1867, F. M. Dostoevsky was married in the Holy Trinity Cathedral. In 1894 the burial service for A. G. Rubinstein was held here. From 1920 to 1925, M. P. Cheltsov was the dean of the cathedral. In 1938, the Holy Trinity Cathedral was closed, in 1941-44 the cathedral was damaged by shelling, to be repaired in 1952-53. In 1990, the cathedral was returned to the faithful. At present the cathedral is undergoing reconstruction. In 1886, the Monument of Glory, made of barrels of 108 captured Turkish guns (architect D. I. Grimm, sculptor P. I. Schwarz), was unveiled in front of the Holy Trinity Cathedral. In 1930, the monument was destroyed. In 2004, it was recreated in its former place. The Holy Trinity Cathedral (Troitsky) gave its name to Troitsky Avenue.

References: Невдачин И. И. Свято-Троицкий собор л.-гв. Измайловского полка. СПб., 1910; Антонов В. В., Кобак А. В. Святыни Санкт-Петербурга: Ист.-церков. энцикл. СПб., 1994. Т. 1. С. 136-138.

V. V. Antonov.

Alexander Nevsky, Duke
Cheltsov Mikhail Pavlovich, Protopresbyter
Dostoevsky Fedor Mikhailovich
Egorov Alexey Egorovich
Galberg Samuil Ivanovich
Grimm David Ivanovich
Ivanov Andrey Ivanovich
Kondratyev Sergey Petrovich
Litovchenko Maria Timofeevna
Medvedev Timofey Alexeevich
Nicholas I, Emperor
Rubinstein Anton Grigorievich
Schwarz P.I.
Shebuev Vasily Kozmich
Stasov Vasily Petrovich
Travin Alexey Ivanovich
Verzhbitsky Jean Matveevich

Izmailovsky Avenue/Saint Petersburg, city, house 7, litera л. А
Troitsky Ave/Saint Petersburg, city

Невдачин И. И. Свято-Троицкий собор л.-гв. Измайловского полка. СПб., 1910
Антонов В. В., Кобак А. В. Святыни Санкт-Петербурга: Ист.-церков. энцикл. СПб., 1994

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