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  Spires - St. Trinity (Troitsky) Orthodox Cathedral
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  • Spires - St. Trinity (Troitsky) Orthodox Cathedral - Saratov
      Spires - St. Trinity (Troitsky) Orthodox Cathedral
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      Troitsky (St. Trinity) Orthodox Cathedral--Saratov
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  • Inside Troitsky (St. Trinity) Orthodox Cathedral - Saratov
      Inside Troitsky (St. Trinity) Orthodox Cathedral
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  • Inside dome of St. Trinity Orthodox Cathedral - Saratov
      Inside dome of St. Trinity Orthodox Cathedral
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I do not know very much at this cathedral. I saw it from my Slovakia Hotel room and noticed that it fronted a square. From my research on the internet it appears that this church, and my hotel, are located in the city's oldest surviving neighborhood near Museum Square. In the past this square was formerly called Sobornaya Ploshchad or Cathedral Square. The eye-catching St. Trinity (Troitsky) Cathedral is a red-brick, white-trimmed, gold-domed, double spire building constructed in the 17th century in the Moscow Baroque style. There are actually two cathedrals on the site: upper one takes the name of St. Trinity and lower one takes the name of Assumption Blessed Virgin.

Here is the history of this cathedral as I researched it on the internet:

The St. Trinity (Svyato-Troitsky) Cathedral was originally built in 1674 -1675 as a wooden building which in only a few years, 1684, burned down. Ten years later, and finished in 1701, the cathedral was reconstructed but was built of stone this time. Then from 1930 until late-1942 services at the cathedral were discontinued. Since 1972 there have been a number of restoration projects on the cathedral. In spite of numerous reconstruction of portions of the cathedral, it has not lost any of its beauty.

It is said that the fact that the cathedral has remained standing to this day is a miracle. Almost all of the other churches/cathedrals in this area--and indeed in Russia--were destroyed in the 1930s.

I went into this cathedral and it is very elegantly appointed. There are many religious icons in Troitsky Cathedral and it definitely has a baroque look. They did not mind me taking photos so I did.

I would recommend that you take a few minutes and see this remarkable cathedral in Saratov.

Directions: Close to the Slovakia Hotel and the Yuri Gagarin statue and the waterfront

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  • Updated Jul 13, 2008
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