Annunciation Cathedral, Voronezh

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Coordinates: 51°40′34″N 39°12′39″E / 51.67611°N 39.21083°E / 51.67611; 39.21083

Кафедральный собор Благовещения Пресвятой Богородицы.jpg

The Annunciation Cathedral (Russian: Благовещенский собор) in Voronezh is one of the tallest Eastern Orthodox churches in the world.

The existing five-domed building of the cathedral with an attached bell tower was erected between 1998 and 2009. It was patterned after St. Vladimir's Cathedral, built in the late 19th century in a Russo-Byzantine style harking back to the works of Konstantin Thon and demolished by the Bolsheviks in the 20th century.

The church takes its name from a cathedral that was built in 1718-35 in place of an earlier church commissioned by St. Mitrofan of Voronezh;[1] it was destroyed by the Soviets in the 1950s. The existing bell tower echoes the one designed for the old cathedral by Giacomo Quarenghi.

A monument to St. Mitrofan, whose relics are kept inside, was unveiled in front of the church in 2003.[1]


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