Katyn

The temple-monument was built in memory of thousands of victims during the years of political repression and persecution for the faith. The temple was designed by the architect Dmitry Vladimirovich Pshenichnikov in the style of Russian architecture of the XV century. The first stone of the Church was laid by the first persons of the Russian Federation and the Republic of Poland - Vladimir Putin and Donald Tusk. The temple-monument was built in just two years. The consecration of the Shrine took place on July 15, 2012. His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and all Russia made the great consecration of the Church in honor of the Resurrection of Christ during his visit to Smolensk.

In Front of the temple is a monument to Archbishop Seraphim of Smolensk (Ostroumov), shot in 1937 in the Katyn forest. At the bottom of the resurrection Church is a Museum dedicated to the history of the Orthodox Church during the persecution of the XX century. The Museum presents documents, vestments, books, personal belongings of Archbishop Seraphim of Smolensk and Dorogobuzh. In 2001 Archbishop Seraphim was glorified by The Russian Orthodox Church in the face of the Holy new Martyrs and Confessors of the Church

The temple has a magnificent five-tiered iconostasis, made by the art workshop of the Orthodox St. Tikhon humanitarian University. In a separate Shrine is the icon of the "Smolensk Cathedral of all saints."

Among other venerated shrines of the temple is the icon of the Mother of God" Czestochowa", revered both in Russia and in Poland. It is located on the right side of the iconostasis - this is an accurate list of the icon of the mother of God of Czestochowa from the Catholic monastery of Jasná góra in the Polish city of Czestochowa.

on the icon of the Katyn passion-bearers, the images of the martyrs of the priests, monks and laity who suffered here are depicted Katyn itself as a geographical place.

The Image of the Holy Hieromartyr Seraphim (Ostroumov), written according to the iconographic canons of the Orthodox Church, nevertheless retained a portrait similarity, which can be judged by the lifetime photos of Archbishop Seraphim in the Museum. In the Bishop's courtyard there is a pilgrimage hotel, where anyone can stay, and a refectory with a bell tower.

the Language does not dare to call this place a landmark, and a visit to the memorial walk. It's more important than we think! It should be visited by adults and children, not to be erased in the memory of this terrible tragedy, which lasted more than twenty years and claimed tens of thousands of lives. Because as long as we remember, there is hope that we will not repeat ...

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