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Russian Church, Sofia

Church of St Nicholas the Miracle-Maker. 

Also known as Russian Church

A very beautiful building, built in a style characteristic of Russian Orthodoxy. 

Construction began at the end of the 19th century. 

Originally designed as a chapel to the Russian Embassy in Bulgaria, the temple almost immediately lost its role after 1917. 

After the October Revolution, priests from the so-called Russian Overseas Church began to serve there, and the temple became the center of numerous Russian immigration to the country.


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Written by Georgi Tsachev

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  1. Beautiful capture of a grand old church. I just love the golden tip towers. I agree with vidocka’s comment. These orthodox churches look prettier than the Catholic ones. On the other hand, most old Catholic churches have beautiful stained glass windows. So I guess all churches are gorgeous havens for the soul.

    • Eastern Orthodox churches are richly decorated with icons, but there are almost no stained glass windows.
      In the Catholic churches, I have seen many beautiful sculptures.
      In the Eastern Orthodox churches in Bulgaria, the altar is an ornate carving.

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