Wednesday, 9 November 2016

The Cathedral Of The Resurrection Of Christ. Saint Petersburg, Russia.


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English: The Church of The Saviour on Spilled Blood
(Cathedral of The Resurrection of Christ),
Saint Petersburg, Russia.
Russian: Khram Spasa na Krovi.
Saint Petersburg, Russia.
Illustration: PINTEREST

English: This Cathedral is one of the main sights of Saint Petersburg, Russia. It is also
variously called The Church on Spilled Blood and The Cathedral of The Resurrection of Christ (Russian: Собор Воскресения Христова), its official name. The name refers to the blood of Tsar Alexander II of Russia, who was assassinated on that site in 1881.
Русский: Собо́р Воскресе́ния Христо́ва на Крови́, Храм Спа́са-на-Крови́ в Санкт-Петербурге — православный мемориальный однопрестольный храм во имя Воскресения Христова, сооружён в память того, что на этом месте 1 марта 1881 года в результате покушения был смертельно ранен Царь-Освободитель — император Александр II (выражение на крови указывает на кровь царя). Храм был сооружен как памятник Царю-Мученику на средства, собранные по всей России.


Decorated Dome, Ceiling and Walls
of 
The Church on Spilled Blood
(Church of The Resurrection of Jesus Christ),
Saint Petersburg, Russia.
Photo: 7 June 2015.
Source: Own work.
Author: Ninaras.

The Church of The Saviour on Spilled Blood (Russian: Церковь Спаса на Крови, Tserkovʹ Spasa na Krovi) is one of the main sights of Saint Petersburg, Russia. Other names include The Church on Spilled Blood (Russian: Церковь на Крови, Tserkov’ na Krovi) and The Cathedral of The Resurrection of Christ (Russian: Собор Воскресения Христова, Sobor Voskreseniya Khristova).

This Church was built on the site where Emperor Alexander II was fatally wounded in March 1881.The Church was built from 1883 till 1907. The construction was funded by The Imperial Family.

The name of the Church should not be confused with The Church on Blood in Honour of All Saints Resplendent in The Russian Land, in Yekaterinburg, Russia, where Alexander's grandson, Tsar Nicholas II, and his family were killed by The Bolsheviks in 1918.

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