Holy Spirit Cathedral in Minsk

Address: Minsk, Kirilla i Mefodia street, 3
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Holy Spirit Cathedral was built in Baroque style between 1633-1642 as the main temple of Catholic Bernadine convent. During the 1700-1800s it was reconstructed to the present architectural shape. In 1852 the convent was closed, and its nuns were sent to Nesvizh town. In I860 the former monastic church was turned into the orthodox church. After ten years an orthodox monastery was opened here.

Картинки по запросу Кафедральный собор Сошествия Святого Духа

In 1918, after the closing of the monastery, the building was used for various purposes: as a sports hall, a transit prison for the dispossessed peasants. The services were renewed during World War II, in 1943. The most valuable relic is the wonder-working icon of Mother of God found in 1500. The other relic of the temple is imperishable relics of St. Sofia of Slutsk, a grand daughter of Anastasia of Sluck.

Картинки по запросу Кафедральный собор Сошествия Святого Духа

Картинки по запросу Кафедральный собор Сошествия Святого Духа

 

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