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St. Panteleimon Church

Categories / Religion. Church/Places of Worship (see also Architecture and Urban Planning)
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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. Panteleimon, on whose holiday (27 July, old style) the Russian Navy defeated the Swedish Navy at Gangut (1714) and Grengam (1720). In 1718, a wooden chapel of St. Panteleimon was built on the territory of the Partikulyarnaya (Civil) dockyard, a brick church of the same name was consecrated in 1722, and in 1735-39 a stone single-domed St. Panteleimon Church with a belfry was constructed in the Petrine Baroque style by architect I. K. Korobov on the same spot. The icons and the plafond were painted by A. Kvashnin. In 1834-35, architect V. I. Beretti redesigned the building in the late Empire style. The new iconostasis was carved and new icons were painted. In the 1840s, the facade was adorned with marble reliefs (sculptor A. V. Loganovsky). In 1852, the church was extended to the west (architect I. G. Malgin), and in 1875, to the south (architect V. F. Haecker). In 1895-96, a new side-chapel was attached to the north of the main building (architects E. E. Anikin or I. M. Holmdorf). The church's main object of worship was the icon of Saint Panteleimon, painted in the early 18th century. From 1867, the church sponsored a charitable society that kept a women’s hospice and an orphanage. In 1906, the first parish council was established in the church; and in 1913, the congregation of Saint Josaphat of Belgorod. In 1914, on the initiative of the Imperial Russian Military Historical Society memorial plaques with the list of regiments that took part in the battles of Gangut and Grengam were placed on the facades of the church. In 1936, the church was closed, in 1980 the building was transferred to the City Historical Museum as a venue for the Gangut Memorial Exhibition. In 1991, the church was returned to the faithful, and services resumed in 1994. In 2002-03, the facade of the church was restored. The Panteleimonovsky Bridge and also the former name of Pestelya Street, Panteleimonovskaya Street, come from the name of the church.

References: Антонов В. В., Кобак А. В. Святыни Санкт-Петербурга: Ист.-церков. энцикл. СПб., 1994. Т. 1. С. 200-203.

V. V. Antonov.

Anikin Evgeny Evgrafovich
Beretti Vikenty Ivanovich
Haecker Vasily Fedorovich von
Holmdorf Ivan Mikhailovich
Korobov Ivan Kuzmich
Kvashnin Andrey Ivanovich
Loganovsky Alexander Vasilievich
Malgin Ivan Glebovich

Pestelya St./Saint Petersburg, city, house 2, litera л. А
Pestelya St./Saint Petersburg, city
Solyanoy Lane/Saint Petersburg, city, house 17

Антонов В. В., Кобак А. В. Святыни Санкт-Петербурга: Ист.-церков. энцикл. СПб., 1994

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