Transfiguration Cathedral (Tambov)

church in Russia

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Geographical coordinates: 52.727331 41.458869


English Tambov Cathedral

The Cathedral of the Saviour's Transfiguration (Спасо-Преображенский собор) is the main church of Tambov, Russia. It has been the seat of the Tambov Eparchy of the Russian Orthodox Church almost since its inception.

The original wooden church honoring the Feast of the Transfiguration was built in 1636 — the same year when the town of Tambov was founded.

The eparchy was established in 1682 as part of a string of new bishoprics that were meant to promote Christianity in the sparsely populated steppe region formerly known as the Wild Field. The first bishops decided to replace the wooden church with a bigger stone building patterned after a new Baroque cathedral in Ryazan.

Construction works started in 1694 at the instigation of Bishop Pitirim and, due to a lack of funds, took 90 years to complete. The five-domed cathedral — the first brick church in the city — was decorated in the late Baroque style and was consecrated in 1783.

The church contained the tombs of St. Pitirim and other local bishops. It boasted several precious icons, some of them painted by Pitirim. Between 1929 and 1991, the church was closed to worship and used as a regional museum.The free-standing Neoclassical belltower was constructed in the 1810s. It was pulled down by the Bolsheviks in 1931, only to be rebuilt 80 years later. At 42.5 meters, it used to be the tallest building in the Governorate of Tambov.

The statue of Bishop Pitirim in front of the campanile was designed by Alexander Rukavishnikov, a well-known sculptor from Moscow. It was unveiled in 2014.

Source: Tambov Cathedral

English translation from Russian

The Cathedral of the Transfiguration of the Transfiguration is the cathedral of the Tambov Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church. Tambov's first stone church and the oldest Orthodox cathedral in Tambov region.

Source: Спасо-Преображенский собор (Тамбов)

German Verklärungskathedrale (Tambow)

Die Verklärungskathedrale (russisch Спасо-Преображенский собор) ist eine russisch-orthodoxe Kathedrale in der Stadt Tambow in Russland. Erbaut wurde die Kathedrale von 1694 bis 1783 im Zentrum der Stadt.

Source: Verklärungskathedrale (Tambow)

Georgian ტამბოვის ფერისცვალების ტაძარი

ტამბოვის ფერისცვალების ტაძარი (რუს. Спасо-Преображенский собор) — რუსეთის მართლმადიდებელი ეკლესიის ტამბოვის ეპარქიის საკათედრო ტაძარი ქალაქ ტამბოვში. მიეკუთვნება რუსეთის მართლმადიდებელი ეკლესიის მოსკოვის საპატრიარქოს. იგი არის ტამბოვის პირველი ქვის ტაძარი და ტამბოვის ოლქის უძველესი მართლმადიდებელი ეკლესია.

Source: ტამბოვის ფერისცვალების ტაძარი

Dutch Transfiguratiekathedraal (Tambov)

De Transfiguratiekathedraal (Russisch: Спасо Преображенский собор) is een Russisch-orthodoxe kathedraal in de stad Tambov in Rusland. De kathedraal werd gebouwd in de jaren 1694-1783 in het centrum van de stad. De kathedraal verenigt het overheersende Russische kathedraalmodel -vierkante grondvorm, een centrale koepel met op elke hoek vier kleinere koepels- met decoraties van de Europese rococo, waartoe ook de pastelgroene kleurstelling te rekenen valt. Afwijkend is echter een toegevoegd travee van dezelfde hoogte en een lager schip dat aansluit op het hoofdportaal.

Source: Transfiguratiekathedraal (Tambov)

Polish Sobór Przemienienia Pańskiego w Tambowie

Sobór Przemienienia Pańskiego – prawosławny sobór w Tambowie, cerkiew katedralna eparchii tambowskiej.

Source: Sobór Przemienienia Pańskiego w Tambowie

Russian Спасо-Преображенский собор (Тамбов)

Спасо-Преображенский собор — кафедральный собор Тамбовской епархии Русской православной церкви. Первый каменный храм Тамбова и старейший православный собор Тамбовской области.

Source: Спасо-Преображенский собор (Тамбов)

de Verklärungskathedraleka ტამბოვის ფერისცვალების ტაძარიnl Transfiguratiekathedraalpl Sobór Przemienienia Pańskiego w Tambowiept Catedral da Transfiguração do Salvadorru Спасо-Преображенский собор
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