03 - Ortodox church of saint Magdalena equal to Apostols

The Prague Orthodox Church was established in 1867 for the Russian population massively who settled here. It was designed in the Byzantine – Ruthenian style by Nikolai Sychev. The patron saint of the temple became St. Maria Magdalena, whose icon was donated by Tsarina Maria Alexandrovna. The church, built on a Greek cross plan, covers two storeys. Inside, we can see a magnificent three-row iconostasis depicting the Annunciation and four evangelists. The most important is the lower part of the temple with the Passion Chapel. Here we can see a copy of the miraculous painting of Our Lady of Iwierska, donated by the monks of Athos. There are also fragments of a mosaic with the head of Jesus and the apostles from the non-existent Alexander Nevsky cathedral. It is worth noting that the church did not suffer major losses during World War II. Currently, it serves as a metropolitan church.

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