Sampsonyyvska church

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Sampsonyyvska church
Address: 32, Shvedska Mogyla str.

In 1840 there was offered a tender for the best church project that would be located near the Russian warriors common grave. And in 1841 the project of architect J. I. Charlemagne was approved; in 1848 the project was improved and finished. The foundation started in 1852. The church was blessed in 1856 in honor of Saint Sampson the Hospitable and J. S. Sudienko gave money for the church building.

The stony, rectangular building was crowned by central dome and four smaller decorative domes at corners. In 1895 there was a reconstruction of the church; the new project was created by architect N. Nikonov. According to the new project the church was built like a cross with equal ends (width and length are 20,2 m.; height is 14,2 m.).

By the celebration of the Battle bicentenary, according to the project of the architect S.V. Nosov, there was built a belfry, which was dismantled in 1930. Also, there was mounted a marble decorative iconostasis with color mosaic in the church by Menzioni company in Moscow. The interior was painted by the artists headed by O. Y. Sokol. On the Eastern front of the church there was placed a portrait of Peter I, praying before the Battle (unfortunately, the picture was lost); lower there was attached a marble plate with the order text for troops.

In 1948 Sampsonyyvska church was closed. In 1990 it was given to Orthodox community.

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