Large Temple Chrysostom

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Large Temple Chrysostom
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KodoDrummer
By KodoDrummer
Magnificent Eastern Orthodox Church
Aug 2017
Large Temple Chrysostom goes under a few different names. I think the most common is Great Zlatoust Church (Local name in Russian is Большой Златоуст) (aka The Bolshoi Zlatoust or Bolshoy Zlatoust Church) is a very beautiful Eastern Orthodox church, centrally located in Yekaterinburg. The 77-metre-high bell tower of the original church was designed in 1847 by Vasily Morgan. Construction of the bell tower took about 30 years. It was completed in 1876. Following the Russian Revolution of October 1917, the Bolsheviks, who advocated an anti-religious policy later and were instrumental in forming Communist Party of the Soviet Union, in 1930 had the church dismantled, to make room for statues of Lenin (Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov) and Stalin (Joseph Vissarionovich Stalin). Prior to dismantlement, it was the tallest building in the Ural mountains region. In the 1970s, Eastern Orthodox Christians started to collect money for the reconstruction of the church. Using photographs and descriptions, reconstruction of the church began in the early 21st century and was completed about 2010. From photos of the original church, my impression is that the overall design of the current church is very similar to that of the original church, but today’s church is more beautiful and ornate. The bell of the church is the fourth largest in Russia. Although I first visited the church in 2016, I decided to revisit again this year. I was fortunate to go at a time when a mass was being. Although I am not very religious and not of the Orthdox faith, I was moved by the beauty of the Orthodox mass and the Orthodox worshippers in attendance. Unlike most masses I have attended in the past, during the service the faithful here were walking around to different parts of the church. Some lit candles. All seemed to be in praying privately or attentively watching the service. Frequently, the worshippers made the sign of the cross in what I assume is Russian Orthodox fashion, which includes bowing and waving of the right hand. There are only a few chairs/benches in the church. These are at the back of the church. Over 90% of the attendees were standing throughout the service. As part of the service, the majority of the attendees lined up to receive some form of anointing with a very nice scented oil. I believe it is Holy Muron Oil or Holy Chrism Oil; possibly two names for the same thing. My internet research suggests that the composition varies, but one is a blend of olive oil and 40 to 48 aromas and flowers. I am attaching over 60 photos which I took on my visit. Great Zlatoust Church is located at the intersection of ul. 8 Marta and ul. Malysheva.

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KodoDrummer
Yekaterinburg, Russia64,074 contributions
Aug 2017 • Friends
Large Temple Chrysostom goes under a few different names. I think the most common is Great Zlatoust Church (Local name in Russian is Большой Златоуст) (aka The Bolshoi Zlatoust or Bolshoy Zlatoust Church) is a very beautiful Eastern Orthodox church, centrally located in Yekaterinburg. The 77-metre-high bell tower of the original church was designed in 1847 by Vasily Morgan. Construction of the bell tower took about 30 years. It was completed in 1876. Following the Russian Revolution of October 1917, the Bolsheviks, who advocated an anti-religious policy later and were instrumental in forming Communist Party of the Soviet Union, in 1930 had the church dismantled, to make room for statues of Lenin (Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov) and Stalin (Joseph Vissarionovich Stalin). Prior to dismantlement, it was the tallest building in the Ural mountains region.

In the 1970s, Eastern Orthodox Christians started to collect money for the reconstruction of the church. Using photographs and descriptions, reconstruction of the church began in the early 21st century and was completed about 2010. From photos of the original church, my impression is that the overall design of the current church is very similar to that of the original church, but today’s church is more beautiful and ornate.

The bell of the church is the fourth largest in Russia.

Although I first visited the church in 2016, I decided to revisit again this year. I was fortunate to go at a time when a mass was being. Although I am not very religious and not of the Orthdox faith, I was moved by the beauty of the Orthodox mass and the Orthodox worshippers in attendance. Unlike most masses I have attended in the past, during the service the faithful here were walking around to different parts of the church. Some lit candles. All seemed to be in praying privately or attentively watching the service. Frequently, the worshippers made the sign of the cross in what I assume is Russian Orthodox fashion, which includes bowing and waving of the right hand.

There are only a few chairs/benches in the church. These are at the back of the church. Over 90% of the attendees were standing throughout the service. As part of the service, the majority of the attendees lined up to receive some form of anointing with a very nice scented oil. I believe it is Holy Muron Oil or Holy Chrism Oil; possibly two names for the same thing. My internet research suggests that the composition varies, but one is a blend of olive oil and 40 to 48 aromas and flowers.

I am attaching over 60 photos which I took on my visit.

Great Zlatoust Church is located at the intersection of ul. 8 Marta and ul. Malysheva.
Written August 27, 2017
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norgeva
St. Petersburg, Russia1,048 contributions
Sep 2016 • Solo
This is a really nice cathedral.What I really enjoyed was it's central location in the downtown area. And you can see it from almost anywhere there.
Written September 9, 2016
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Colin G
Stirling, UK973 contributions
May 2015 • Business
This is a large building located in the city centre. You cannot miss it. Worth looking around inside and out. Some impressive artwork/decoration to look at but nothing outstanding to comment on.
Written May 10, 2015
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