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The Church of the Nativity of the Mother of God (Rozhdestveno Village, Gatchina District)

Subject / Religion. Church/Orthodox churches

The Church of the Nativity of the Mother of God (Rozhdestveno Village, 2 Sokolova Street). The wooden church of St Nicholas was built in the Greznevsky Nikolsky pogost before 1500; in the 17th c, it was ruined under the Swedish rule. In 1713-1716 the wooden church of the Nativity of the Mother of God was built in the village of Greznevo, it was dismantled in 1785 and the new church was built in that year but this church was burned on 11 September 1837. From 1870 the constructing of the stone church was begun under the management of the architect I.I. Bulanov (probably, according to the design of G.I. Karpov); it was conswcrated on 9 September 1885. The church building combined the Old Russian style and the Byzantine style. The bell tower was placed under the antechurch (the hight of the bell tower was 29 m). The side-chapel of St Nicholas and the side - chapel of St Prince Alexander Nevsky were constructed. The church did not work from 1938, it was closed according to the order of the Leningrad Oblast Executive Committee of 22 June 1941 and the church building was adapted for a school. The church began to act from October 1941. Archpriest Peter Kudrinsky, the dean of the church in в 1942 – January 1944, also performed the religious services in four camps for prisoners of war in Rozhdestveno Village. The Sunday School in the new building and the renovated bell tower ( six bells were acquired ) were opened on 21 September 2003 for the 120 th anniversary of the consecration of the church. Graves of clergy and the Rukavishnikovs, landowners, were placed near the church. The Icon of Saviour, the Icon of the Nativity of the Mother of God, the Kazan Icon of the Mother of God, the Icon of the Mother of God "Consolation of All Who Sorrow", the Icon of the Virgin of Mercy the Icon of St Nicholas, the Icon of St Prince Alexander Nevsky are the revered icons. Three chapels were attached to the church, the Rozhdestveno chapel, one of them, was restored.

Bertash, Aleksandr Vitalyevich
Shkarovsky, Mikhail Vitalyevich

Bulanov, Ivan Iudovich
Karpov, Grigory Ivanovich
Kudrinsky, Pyotr Stepanovich
Rukavishnikovs, the

Historical Toponyms/Greznevo Village
Historical Toponyms/Greznevsky Nikolsky Pogost
Leningrad Oblast, the/Gatchina District/Rozhdestveno Village/Sokolov Street

Бурлаков А. Сиверские храмы. Сиверская, 1993, С.12, 38-40
Рябов Д. Рождественские храмы. СПб., 1998, С.12, 38-40

Subject Index
Icons, revered and miracle-working

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