Holy Trinity Church

Holy Trinity Church

The Holy Trinity Church was built in 1814 by the architect S.E. Dudin at the location of a wooden cemetery chapel.

In 1814 the church was consecrated by the archpriest Zachary Lyatushevich. The new church of the Holy Trinity at that time was considered to be attributed to Alexander Nevsky Cathedral.

In the years 1852-1857 a low tower was built on to the temple upon the project of I.T. Kokovikhin. In 1912-1914, on the occasion of the centenary of the church, a three-storey tower was built designed by the gubernial architect I.A.Charushin.

In 1937 all the clergymen who served at that time at the Trinity Cathedral of Izhevsk were arrested, and by the decision of the Presidium of the Central Executive Committee of UASSR (Udmurt Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic) the cathedral was closed. Two years later the dome and the chancel of the church were demolished.

After the World War II the church was re-opened to believers; on March 17, 1946 the first church service was held after years of inaction. On September 12, 1946 the main altar of the church was consecrated in the name of the Life-giving Trinity. The church became the cathedral of the capital of UASSR.

The modern architectural look of the Cathedral was formed in 1985-1991, when the architect S.A. Makarov built a single-tiered bell tower. The church acquired two-storey extensions at the north and the south sides of the cathedral, and a Baptismal church consecrated in honor of the holy Prophet, Forerunner and Baptist John.

The cathedral has three aisles: the main altar is consecrated in honour of the Holy Trinity, the north aisle is in honor of Saint Panteleimon, and the south one is in honor of Catherine the Great. On the occasion of the 1000th anniversary of Christianity in Russia a patterned decorative metal fence was built around the cathedral. In 2000 a new church was built in the area of the Holy Trinity Cathedral in honor of the great martyr and healer Panteleimon.

The eparchial administration of Izhevsk and Udmurtia Eparchy is currently hosted and operates in the church.

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