The Cathedral of All Saints

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The Cathedral of All Saints

The Cathedral of All Saints is one of the oldest in Pridnestrovie. It was founded on April 25, 1797 with the blessing of Metropolitan Gabriel of Dnieper and Tauride (Banulescu – Bodoni).

Construction work continued until 1804. It is known that the construction of the tem­ple was funded by the merchant Mikhail Zoyanov and his partner Ivan Shevich. Before the revolution, the temple had a two-class parish scho­ol and an orchard. In Soviet times, the temple was closed, and various institutions, warehouses and services were alternate­ly located in its premises. After the war, in 1953, a­ cycling school was located here.

The temple was reopened in the late 1980­s. Enterprises and residents of the town transferred a­ large amount of money for its restoration, and the townspeople gave many valuable icons and church utensils. In 1998, Bishop Justinian of Tira­spol and Dubossary consecrated the temple’s al­tar, to which its for­mer name was returned. Today, icons with fragments of the relics of St. Jonah, the Wonderworker of Odessa, and Metropolitan Gabriel are kept here.

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