Saturday, March 20, 2010

An Epiphany. I've had one.

I went for a walk out by Baumanskaya, which isn't a place I usually hang out. I was on my way back towards the metro when this church caught my eye. I decided to investigate.

It's the Church of the Epiphany of Elokhovo, built 1837-1845 (in typical pseudo-Byzantine neo-Classical form. You'll be able to compare to the church I'll put up tomorrow).

When so many other churches were destroyed (if any of you were foolish enough to know me last year, you likely heard me talk about Christ the Savior, on which I wrote my thesis, and which has subsequently been rebuilt) the Church of the Epiphany was the seat of the Patriarch of the Russian Orthodox Church.

Of course I would take this picture.

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