Temple of the Great Martyr George the Victorious

A snow-white church building opens against the background of a city typical building entering the city of Vitebsk along the Minsk highway. It is a memorial church of the Holy Great Martyr and Victorious George and St. Nicholas the Wonderworker, founded in 1995, with the blessing of His Eminence Demetrius, Archbishop of Vitebsk and Orshansky, in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Victory in World War II.

The Church of St. George the Victorious is different from other churches of Vitebsk. The fact is that the uniqueness of the building lies in a two-tier composition. In this attraction of Vitebsk, in fact, adjacent to two churches. The Church of St. George the Victorious, the patron saint of warriors, is located on the upper level, while the lower level is placed under the Church of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker. The interior of the shrine is distinguished by rigor and conciseness, creating a sense of tranquility and security.

The construction of the Church of the Holy Great Martyr George the Victorious began in August 1995 with the reconstruction of the building of the fire depot on Chernyakhovsky Avenue, transferred by the city authorities of the Vitebsk diocese. The first service in the church on the occasion of a large Orthodox holiday of Easter was held in April in the church of April. Exactly two years later, consecrated bells were raised to the church, and a year later, in 1998, the Patriarch of St. George the Victorious was visited by the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Alexy II.

Currently, there is a public library at the temple. The sisterhood works actively. The construction of the House of Mercy is planned in the near future. On September 1, 2008, the Vitebsk Diocesan Brotherhood “Sobriety” was created at the temple in honor of the Mother of God “Inexhaustible Chalice”. The Sunday School continues its work of raising children. On December 25, 2012, the young parishioners united into the youth fraternity “Nikiforos”. there is a vocal group "Ark". At the St. George's Church there is an open medical fraternity in honor of St. Luke, the Archbishop of Simferopol and Crimea. At the temple there is a parish poetic club "The Word and Eternity".

The temple is transformed, and with it human souls are transformed.



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