The Kazan Mother of God Cathedral

The parish of Achinsk Mother of God and Kazan Church was opened and separated from the parish of the Achinsk Trinity Cathedral in 1829. 

The Kazan Church was closed on April 7, 1940. Grain was stored in the church during the World War II.

In 1946, believers asked the authorities to open a church. Signatures were collected and permission was obtained. The church was consecrated by Metropolitan Bartholomew (Gorodtsov). The first service took place on December 19, 1946, on the Feast of Saint Nicholas.

In 2010, the Achinsk Kazan Cathedral, the only surviving till nowadays Orthodox church, a monument of Orthodox culture and the center of religious life in the city and region, celebrated its 180th anniversary.

Text: naenisee.ru

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