Ružica Church

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Ružica
(Little Rose)
Ružica church, Belgrade, Serbia.jpg
Destroyed church converted to military magazine for the Turks
Basic information
LocationBelgrade,  Serbia
AffiliationSerbian Orthodox
LeadershipSerbian Orthodox Church
Completed1867 (1521 foundation)

Ružica Church (Serbian: Црква Ружица/Crkva Ružica, tran. Little Rose Church) is a Serbian Orthodox church located in the Belgrade Fortress, in Belgrade, Serbia. A church of the same name existed on the site in the time of Stefan Lazarević. It was demolished in 1521 by the invading Ottoman Turks. The church was used as a gunpowder magazine in the 18th century, and was converted into a military church between 1867 and 1869. Heavily damaged during the First World War, the church was renovated in 1925 by Russian architect Nikolay Krasnov.[1] The iconostasis was carved by Kosta Todorović, and the icons painted by Rafailo Momčilović. The walls were covered in paintings by Andrej Bicenko, a Russian artist.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Russian heritage in Belgrade". serbia.com. 14 April 2014. Retrieved 26 January 2017.
  2. ^ Ruzica Church among the most unique in the world (in Serbian)

Coordinates: 44°49′32″N 20°27′05″E / 44.8255°N 20.4513°E / 44.8255; 20.4513