Church of the Intercession in Harbin

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The side view of the Church
On the Wall of the Church (2002)

The Church of the Protection of the Mother of God in Harbin (in Chinese: 哈尔滨圣母帡幪教堂 or in Russian: Церковь Покрова в Харбине) is an Eastern Orthodox church in Harbin, China, built in 1930. It is also called the Ukrainian Church in Harbin.

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The Church of the Protection of the Mother of God in Harbin is an Eastern Orthodox church in Harbin, China. It is also called the Ukrainian Church in Harbin. The current building was built in 1930.

Its brief history is as follows: [1]

  • In 1902, a prayer house was built in the Russian cemetery
  • In 1922, as the China Eastern Railway was being built, the Russians built a wooden church building here
  • In 1930, the China Eastern Railway donated the present stone church building. The architect was Tidanov.
  • Until 1947, it was mainly used as a church for the Ukrainians
  • About 1958, during Great Leap Forward and Cultural Revolution, as the Chinese-Soviet relationship soured, the Russians and Ukrainians left China, forcing discontinuance of the church activities
  • On October 1/14 1984 coinciding with the church's patronal feastday, renovation to the church was completed and reopened for public worship


This church is located in the "church street", north east of "Hongbo Square" (where St. Nicolas' Central Church used to be), on East Dazhi Avenue, where there are also Harbin Nangang Christian Church (Protestant) and Sacred Heart Cathedral of Harbin (Catholic).

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Coordinates: 45°45′43″N 126°38′41″E / 45.76194°N 126.64472°E / 45.76194; 126.64472