The Cathedral of Christ the Saviour is one of the most famous cathedrals and places of worship in Russia. It is located in Moscow, on the northern bank of the Moskva River, a few blocks southwest of the Kremlin. The current church is actually the second structure to stand on the site. The original church, which took more than 40 years to build, was torn down in 1931, during the Communist rule of Joseph Stalin. It was demolished because, at the time, they were planning on building a colossal Palace of the Soviets. The plan, however, did not materialize, so the church was reconstructed in the 1990’s.
Visiting the numerous cathedrals that we have here in the Philippines is actually high on my wish list. I hope I get to do that very soon. Who knows, maybe, I’ll also get the opportunity to visit cathedrals around the world, too. It’s not impossible, though, right? I’m sure that it will take more than a day to appreciate everything that a grand cathedral such as The Cathedral of Christ the Saviour has to offer. I would also like to know how such a massive structure, is being maintained. I won’t be surprised to learn that those assigned to manage such an important place of worship invest in all the essential equipment that are needed in the services and other activities that they have each day such as a Handheld Wireless Microphone , strategically placed speakers and other audio/video equipment. Anyway, I will, for now, just enjoy learning more about them and look at photos or postcards, such as this one. (I am also excited about how our new parish church will look like. There’s still a long way to go, but I know that in God’s time, it will be built).
*Postcrossing Postcard #76 from Olga & Pavel, a Russian couple who has recently moved to Chicago.