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The Kostel of Sainted Hierach Nicholas (Luga Town)

Subject / Religion. Church/Churches of other confessions

The Catholic Church of Saint Hierach Nicholas (Luga Town, 44 Uritsky Street). During 1894 -95 Catholics of the Luga uyezd (460 people) submitted applications two times about constructing c a small wooden cult structure on the spot granted by the merchant L.I. Bulyon. In 1898 the constructing of a brick church building with a bell tower in the Gothic style was started (according to the design of the architect and painter I.I. Ditrikh). The church was consecrated on 20 June 1904 by Metropolitan G.I. Shembek. From 1910 Luga Town and uyezd formed a self-dependent Catholic parish. The number of the community, mainly Polish, increased quickly; and by 1915 there were 3000 people in the community. The church was closed from December 1922 until June 1923, and finally it was closed on 8 December 1937; the building was adapted for a town sport club. The church dean Father Ioann Vorslav and members of the parish council were shot. The church worked during the period of the German occupation from the autumn of 1941 until 1944. It was given to belivers again in 1995. The church was consecrated the second time on 9 November 1996 by Archbishop Tadeush Kondrusevich.

Shkarovsky, Mikhail Vitalyevich
Bertash, Aleksandr Vitalyevich

Bulyon, L.I.
Dietrich, Adam Iosifovich
Kondrusevich, Tadeush, metripolitan
Shchembek, Georgy Iosif, metripolitan
Vorslav, Ioann Iosifovich

Historical Toponyms/Saint Petersburg Gubernia, the/Luga Uyezd
Leningrad Oblast, the/Luga District/Luga Town/Uritsky Prospekt

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