Saturday, 13 March 2010

Church of Saint Vlasiya

Church of Saint Vlasiya in the Old Konyushenaya Suburb

This church has a long history of changes and transformations. The first record of a church standing in this location was in 1625, it was a wooden church then. In 1644, a stone church was built, and it was then rebuilt a few more times throughout the 17th and 18th centuries. In 1921, an annex was added onto the building. By 1939, the church was closed, and turned into a workshop. Over the next few decades, the church evolved into nothing but a dilapidated old house. In 1976, the workshop was closed, and restoration began on the church once again. By 1991, the church had been returned, and services resumed in 1997.

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