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The Church of the Prophet Elijah (Vyborg City)

Subject / Religion. Church/Orthodox churches

The Church of the Prophet Elijah (Vyborg Town, 1 Onezhskaya Street). The original wooden church at the hospital of the Ryazan regiment was built on Ilyinsky mountain in the middle of the 18th century; it was burned in 1786. A stone Classicism style church with built up three-tier bell tower was built in 1796 on the place of the old one. An one-storey house for the parish clergy was built nearby the new church. The church was rebuilt in 1932-1933 and in 1939. In spring 1940 the church was closed. It was suffered during military operations in 1941. In 1945 the church was rebuilt for a dormitory. In the early 1950s it was demolished (the bell tower was survived). In the second half of the 1990s the church was restored on the same place, it was consecrated in 1999. Every year parishioners together with the Centre of the Russian folklore "Veresk" conduct the Easter Festival on Ilyinsky mountain, within the bounds of which competitions of children creative work takes place.

Shkarovsky, Mikhail Vitalyevich

Leningrad Oblast, the/Vyborg District/Vyborg Town/Onezhskaya Street

Земля Невская Православная: Краткий церковно-исторический справочник / Науч. ред. В.В. Антонов. СПб., 2006.
Клавинг В.В. Храмы Санкт-Петербургской епархии. СПб., 2004, 24

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"Heather", Russian folk centre

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