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The Lutheran Church of St. Catherine (Petrovo Village, Gatchina District)

Subject / Religion. Church/Churches of other confessions

The Lutheran Church of St. Catherine (Petrovo Village, the Gatchina District). Originally it was a wooden church of a Finnish community which has been being since 1640 (the parish Skuoritsa). During 1762-1763 in a verst (3500 ft) from the church a new wooden church was built in the village of Skvoritsi. During 1835-1830 the architect A.M. Baikov built a stone church for 1300 seats in the Classicism style according to the design of the architect D. Kvadry. Carving and gilding was made by A. Fedorov, icons were painted by the academician D.I. Antonelly. The church was decorated with tiled Dutch stoves. In 1917 there wee 8086 parishioners. In 1937 religious services were stopped , Pastor Antti Yatinen and Pastor Piyetary Pumalainen were shot. In 1939 the church was closed and adapted for a community centre. It worked during the period of the German occupation (1942-1944). The church was damaged a lot during the war. In 1949 it was adapted for a poultry farm. In 1989 the first public worship was performed in the tumbledown church building, in 1990 the community was registered.

Shkarovsky, Mikhail Vitalyevich

Antonelli, Dmitry Ivanovich
Baikov, Aleksey Mikailovich
Fyodorov, A.
Kvadri, Domenico
Pumalainen, Pietari (Pyotr) Osipovich
Yatinen, Antti (Andrey) Davidovich

Leningrad Oblast, the/Gatchina District/Petrovo Village
Leningrad Oblast, the/Gatchina District/Skvoritsi Village

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