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The Upper Church of the Feodorovsky Cathedral
« on: April 07, 2006, 01:22:57 PM »
The Feodorovsky Gosudarev (Sovereign`s) Cathedral consist of two churches: the upper church with the Saint Aleksey`s chapel and the lower (crypt) church with Alexandra`s private chapel.
The upper church (for 1000 people) was dedicated to the icon of the Feodorov Mother of God.

Plan of the upper church. Project. 1909. Architect V.A. Pokrovsky.


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Re: The Upper Church of the Feodorovsky Cathedral
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2006, 01:24:37 PM »
Plan of the upper church. Project. 1909. Architect V.A. Pokrovsky.



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Re: The Upper Church of the Feodorovsky Cathedral
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2006, 12:41:36 PM »
The entrances

1. The main entrance (western) with the mosaic panel “Feodorov Mother of God surrounded by Angels and Saints` faces”
2. The entrance for the officers (southern) with the mosaic icon St George the Victor
3. The entrance for the Imperial Family with the icons: St. Alexander Nevsky, Mary Magdalene, St. Czarina Alexandra
4. The entrance for the clergy
5. The entrance for the Imperial Guard and the Regiment (north entrance) with the mosaic icon Archangel Michael
6. The regular entrance (for officers` wives and others) with the mosaic icon St. Alexander Nevsky
7. The entrance for the Imperial Family to the crypt church with the mosaic icon St Serafim of Sarovsk the Miracle-Worker


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Re: The Upper Church of the Feodorovsky Cathedral
« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2006, 07:45:54 PM »
Many thanks Vladimir! It is marvelous to see the plan with the identification of the entrances for it has been confusing understanding the various photographs c1910s and c2000s. Are all open now for entry or will I go in from #1 and #7?

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Re: The Upper Church of the Feodorovsky Cathedral
« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2006, 12:58:04 PM »
The entrance #5 is open only. But … I think you understand that all depend on you ...
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Re: The Upper Church of the Feodorovsky Cathedral
« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2006, 12:59:29 PM »
The main entrance. (White points – the snow.)



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Re: The Upper Church of the Feodorovsky Cathedral
« Reply #6 on: April 10, 2006, 01:00:58 PM »
The main entrance. The mosaic panel “Feodorov Mother of God surrounded by Angels and Saints”


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Re: The Upper Church of the Feodorovsky Cathedral
« Reply #7 on: April 12, 2006, 11:46:46 AM »
8. Tsar`s vestibule
9.Tsar`s hall (Room for waiting)
10. The place of the Imperial family
11. The east wall (apse) with the mosaic icon God Almighty



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Re: The Upper Church of the Feodorovsky Cathedral
« Reply #8 on: April 13, 2006, 11:36:44 AM »
The east wall (apse) of the Feodorovsky Cathedral




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Re: The Upper Church of the Feodorovsky Cathedral
« Reply #9 on: April 13, 2006, 11:39:48 AM »
The mosaic icon God Almighty




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Re: The Upper Church of the Feodorovsky Cathedral
« Reply #10 on: April 25, 2006, 10:09:15 PM »
Amazing - thank you Vladimir!  It's time we did a website just for the Feodorovski Sobor - would you like to help?

Any other volunteers?

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Re: The Upper Church of the Feodorovsky Cathedral
« Reply #11 on: April 26, 2006, 01:17:55 PM »
Thank you, Bob. I will be glad if my help is useful.
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Re: The Upper Church of the Feodorovsky Cathedral
« Reply #12 on: April 26, 2006, 03:31:41 PM »
Entrances to the Upper Church of the Feodorovsky Sobor -

No.1   The Great West Door is open on holydays
No.3   The Tsar's Porch is used by the clergy
No.5   General entrance to the Upper Church

Work is continuing apace in both the Upper and Lower Churches.   Currently the Lower Church is closed while murals and fabric are applied to the walls of the refectory etc.   There are plans to open a Guest House which will connect with the Crypt Church.   This will provide a very special shelter to up to four visiting pilgrims.

The Tsar's Study has been restored.

Work is continuing on the iconostasis of the Upper Church.   A new floor has been laid and the walls have been plastered but are not yet decorated.  

There are up to three services every day in the Upper Church.   On Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, in excess of 800 Orthodox Christians receive the Holy Sacrament   This forms a small percentage of the total numbers attending.   Orthodox Believers are not required to receive the Sacrament on a weekly or even monthly basis.

Bob's idea to create a website specifically for the Feodorovsky Sobor would be hugely appreciated by Father Markell and his congregation.   One of whom we may discuss later.

tsaria


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Re: The Upper Church of the Feodorovsky Cathedral
« Reply #13 on: April 26, 2006, 04:05:05 PM »
Vladmir:

Please contact me on my regular email boba@pallasweb.com so we can discuss what we can do with Christine.

Bob

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Re: The Upper Church of the Feodorovsky Cathedral
« Reply #14 on: April 27, 2006, 10:12:41 PM »
I,wouldn't mind helping out. just let me know what you need.