Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, Łódź

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Alexander Nevsky Cathedral
Cerkiew Aleksandra Newskiego w Łodzi2.jpg
The cathedral in 2008
Location Łódź
Country Poland
Denomination Polish Orthodox Church
History
Consecrated 29 May 1884 (1884-05-29)

Coordinates: 51°46′14.54″N 19°27′51.7″E / 51.7707056°N 19.464361°E / 51.7707056; 19.464361

Interior

The Alexander Nevsky Cathedral (Polish: Sobór św. Aleksandra Newskiego w Łodzi) is an orthodox church located in the city of Łódź, in central Poland. It was built in the late 19th century as a gift from Łódź’s industrialists to the Orthodox community.[1] The church consists of many ornate elevations and has a richly decorated interior featuring an iconostasis manufactured in St. Petersburg.

History[edit]

The church was built during the period when Poland was part of the Russian Empire. It was constructed with the financial support from the local textile factory owners and the most prominent citizens who adhered to Judaism, Protestantism and Catholicism. The church was consecrated on 29 May 1884 by Archbishop Leontius the ordinary of Warsaw and Chełm Dioceses.[2]

The orthodox church was designed and built in the Neo-Byzantine style in an octagonal shape. Stained glass windows and iconostasis, made from oak wood, with three doors are the main decorations of the church. Izrael Poznański, who financed the enclosure and fence around the church was also the founder of the iconostasis.[3]

The building is located at 56 Jana Kilińskiego Street in Łódź, near Stanisław Moniuszko Park and Łódź Fabryczna railway station.

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