Holy Trinity Church, Sighișoara

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Sighişoara Trinity Church
Dome from the inside

The Holy Trinity Church, Sighişoara (Romanian: Biserica Sfânta Treime din Sighişoara) is a Romanian Orthodox Church located on the northern bank of the Târnava Mare River, Sighişoara, Romania. As the seat of an archpriest and not a bishop, it is a church and not technically a cathedral, but is commonly referred to as such.

History[edit]

It was built in what was known at the time as Parcul Elisabeta (Elizabeth Park), commencing in 1934, after a proposal to build it in the town center was turned down. Building supervisors were Archpriest Emilian Stoica and Priest Aurel Stoicovici. The church cost 12 million lei to build, money that came from the management of a 300 arpents of forest that the church had been given in 1925. The 1937 sanctification ceremony was led by Romanian Orthodox Metropolitan Nicolae Bălan.[1]

Architecture[edit]

The Holy Trinity Church, Sighişoara was designed in the Neo-Byzantine style.[2] It was built in 1934-37 following the plans of architect Dumitru Petrescu Gopeş, with interior paintings done by the painter A. Demian.

The iconostasis was built by two artists from Rupea, Schiopul and Babic. The smallest of the three church bells was donated by the parishioners, the middle one by Mayor Aurel Mosora, and the biggest one by County Prefect dr. Victor Stirbet on behalf of the county prefecture.[3] The walls were repainted in 1980-84.

Vox Animi

The church has its own choir, called Vox Animi.[4]

References[edit]

Coordinates: 46°13′19″N 24°47′45″E / 46.22202°N 24.79571°E / 46.22202; 24.79571