Serbian Orthodox Cathedral in Zagreb
|Serbian Orthodox Cathedral in Zagreb|
Cathedral of the Transfiguration of the Lord
Zagreb Orthodox Cathedral from Petar Preradović Square
|Previous denomination||all Eastern Orthodox communities|
|Former name(s)||Church of St. Peter's and Paul (in 1794)|
|Dedication||Transfiguration of the Lord|
Metropolitan Emilijan Marinović (1969-1977)
|Heritage designation||Register of Cultural Goods of Croatia|
|Architect(s)||Franjo Klein and Hermann Bollé|
|Style||Historicist interpretation of Romanesque and Byzantine architecture|
|Archdiocese||Metropolitanate of Zagreb and Ljubljana|
Zagreb Orthodox Cathedral or Cathedral of the Transfiguration of the Lord (Serbian Cyrillic: Храм преображења Господњег, Croatian: Hram preobraženja Gospodnjeg) is a Serbian Orthodox Cathedral located on the Petar Preradović Square in Zagreb, Croatia. It was built in 1865-1866 according to designs of architect Franjo Klein. It is ecclessiastically part of the Metropolitanate of Zagreb and Ljubljana and its cathedral.
- 1 History
- 2 Liturgy
- 3 Architecture
- 4 Gallery
- 5 See also
- 6 References
- 7 Bibliography
- 8 External links
Old St. Marguerite church
Since the 14th century, on the place of modern day Cathedral of the Transfiguration, was located wooden St. Marguerite Roman Catholic church. The church was restored in 16th and 17th century. Since 1372 until the 19th century, every year was organized St. Marguerite fair. In 18th century church was burned down in a fire and in its place was built a new one with bulbous steeple.
Duding Josephinism period state implemented significant reforms that affected life of religious communities. In 1781 Patent of Toleration extended religious freedom to non-Catholic Christians living in Habsburg lands and was followed by 1782 Edict of Tolerance. By city government decision old St. Marguerite church was offered at auction and sold to Zagreb Orthodox Parish for 4000 Austro-Hungarian forint. In 1848, during Revolutions of 1848, Orthodox Parish added a suffix Serbian in its name since by that time Serbs significantly outnumbered local Greeks and Aromanians.
Construction of new church
In 1861 initiative was launched to build new church on the site of a dilapidated old St. Marguerite church. Project was awarded to the architect Franjo Klein. In the same period when Serbian Orthodox Cathedral was build, Zagreb Synagogue was also build according to Franjo Klein project. Church was completed on 21 October 1866, and synagogue on 27 September 1867.
In 1897, after completion of urbanization of square south to the church, architect Hermann Bollé proposed plan of monumental reorganization of church. This plan was never implemented, but the same architect developed a plan for restoration of bell tower in its modern day shape in 1899, and in 1913 based on his plan facade was restored.
World War II
During World War II collaborationist Croatian fascist Ustaše regime of Independent State of Croatia seized all property Serbian Orthodox Church and determined that cathedral will be central church of Croatian Orthodox Church what was part of widespread persecution of Serbs.
First church iconostasis was placed in front of the altar in 1795. This iconostasis was donated to Church of St. George in Varaždin in 1884 when new current iconostasis was built. Orthodox Cathedral iconostasis comprises a total of 34 icons and 4 free-standing walnut pillars.
In Serbian Orthodox Cathedral in Zagreb Metropolitan Jovan Pavlović was buried in 2014 after he held position in 1982-2014 period.
- Zagreb Cathedral
- History of Zagreb
- Orthodoxy in Croatia
- Serbs of Croatia
- Serbian Orthodox Secondary School
- Преображени храм (Живопис храма Св. Преображења Господњег у Загребу)-Храм преображенный (Роснись храма св. Преображенуя Господня б Загребе)-Transfigured church (Fresgues of the church of St. Transfiguration of the Lord in Zagreb), Irina Buseva Davidova and Dragan Damjanović, Zagreb 2008, trilingual publication in Serbian, Russian and English, NSK CIP 673785
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- Povijest Trga Petra Preradovića: Iz 19. u 21. stoljeće? (Croatian)
- Arhitektura ikonostasa u opusu Hermana Bolléa, Prostor, Znanstveni časopis za arhitekturu i urbanizam br. 18 (2010), 1 (39); Zagreb, 2010., str. 62 – 79.