Spaso-Preobrajenskii Sobor

Spaso-Preobrajenskii Sobor, Sumy

Spaso-Preobrajenskii Sobor
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Architectural Buildings • Religious Sites • Churches & Cathedrals
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One of the greatest churches in the city of Sumy is the Transfiguration Cathedral. In 1788, residents built a brick church on the site of the wooden Church of the Transfiguration. The construction required more than a million bricks, so a separate brick factory was built for this purpose. The 60-foot bell was brought from the liquidated Sumy Assumption Monastery. The cathedral acquired its modern look after a major reconstruction carried out in 1882–1892 according to the project of Kharkiv architect Mykhailo Lovtsov. The expansion of the cathedral took place at the expense of Sumy merchants Dmytro and Mykola Sukhanov, to whom grateful Sumy residents installed memorial plaques in the temple vestibule. The chimes for the bell tower of the Transfiguration Cathedral were made in 1884 by the companies Winter (St. Petersburg) and Voipe (Bokenem, Germany). Transfiguration Cathedral Sumy is the only Orthodox church in the world with Catholic sculptures installed on its dome.
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Colin P
Sumy, Ukraine99 contributions
Beautiful Cathedral
Jun 2018 • Family
I've been here several times, but the last I inadvertently went inside on a particularly holy day. It is a beautiful cathedral but is quite dark inside so it's difficult to see the detail. The outside recently received some maintenance and it looks great.
Written June 10, 2018
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david t
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beatiful
Sep 2017 • Solo
right in the center of the city , chocolate shop nearby . the cathedral is very lovely , inside and out . on a pedestrian area , so no cars , and peaceful
Written December 8, 2017
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Dmytrii D
Los Angeles, CA76 contributions
Amazing architecture in Sumy
Nov 2015
One of the most magnificent cathedrals of Sumy is Holy Transfiguration Cathedral. Its golden dome with three-meter sculptures of the apostles and evangelists, majestic and graceful 56 meters bell tower with chimes - visible from anywhere in the city. The existence of Holy Transfiguration Cathedral dates back to 60s of the XVII century.
Written February 5, 2016
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