St. Panteleimon's Cathedral

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Coordinates: 50°20′41″N 30°29′16.3″E / 50.34472°N 30.487861°E / 50.34472; 30.487861

The Cathedral of St. Panteleimon in Kiev

The Cathedral of St. Pantaleon or St. Panteleimon is a large Eastern Orthodox cathedral in the Kievan neighbourhood of Theophania. It shares similarities with the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, Tallinn and is considered a high point in Russian Revival ecclesiastical architecture.

It was built to a Russian Revival design by Yevgeny Yermakov between 1905 and 1912.[1] The building is pentacupolar, with the massive black central dome and the four tent-like domes on the corners, as well as low galleries which run continuously around the building. The outer walls are covered with a mazy web of tracery.

The cathedral was intended to serve as the main church of the Kievan Monastery of St. Panteleimon, which originated as a branch, or skete, of St. Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery.[2] It was closed for worship and thoroughly looted in the 1920s and was damaged in World War II.[1]

The hollow shell of the church was returned to the Russian Orthodox Church in 1990s and has been restored as the main church of a nunnery. The other church building of the convent conforms to the cathedral in style.