Found project: St. John the Baptist at Chesme


    Project : St. John the Baptist at Chesme

    Language variant : Chesmenskaja cerkov’

    Architect : Felten, Yuri

    Completion: 1780

    Locality : St. Petersburg

    Country : Russia

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    Description :

    #A rare monument of the 'Gothic' style was laid down in 1777 by architect Yu. M. Felten as a summer church of the country Chesmen Palace of Empress Catherine II. The church was consecrated July 24, 1780 on the holiday of the Nativity of John the Precursor and on the anniversary day of the sea battle of Chesma. Catherine II and Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire Josef II attended the consecration. The capitulary of the Order of St George established in 1769 by Catherine II met in the church. In 1830 the church was assigned to an alms-house for the invalids of war. At its cemetery the veterans who died in the Chesmen alms-house were buried. Before the Moscow-St. Petersburg railroad was constructed, the Offices for the Dead were read here over the coffins of the members of the royal family who died outside Petersburg.
    In 1919 the 'camp of forced works' was accommodated here. In 1965-1968 the cathedral was renovated and transferred to the Navy Museum as a branch. Sermons were resumed in 1991.#

    Temples of St. Petersburg, G.A. Pavlov, I.M. Sorin, V.I. Vasilyev, Moscow – Saint Petersburg “Nauka”, 2003, pp. 251, 253

    Ed. by A. Makkonen.



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