Yekaterinburg to get 20 new Orthodox churches

23 September 2015 (09:07)

UrBC, Yekaterinburg, September 23, 2015. Head of Yekaterinburg Council Alexander Yakob and the Metropolitan of Yekaterinburg and Verkhoturye, His Holiness Kirill signed an agreement on the prospective construction of twenty new Orthodox churches in the city on September 21, 2015.

The city council reports the churches will be located on the outskirts of the city and in new residential districts.

The Metropolitan explained that some of the churches will be dedicated to special events, such as one hundred years after the end of the First World War and the 400th anniversary of the House of Romanov. These memorial churches will welcome both prayers and those who’d like to keep the memory of important events in the Russian history green.

Yakob said that churches would be introduced in nearly every part of the city, contributing to the overall urban landscape. Seven of them are already under construction.

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