Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Russia - The Cathedral of Christ the Saviour

Maxim sent me three very vibrant cards from his city of Moscow.  I just love them :) Thanks! 

This is the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour located in Moscow, Russia. The church is on the bank of the Moskva River, a few blocks west of the Kremlin. It is the tallest Eastern Orthodox church.  

When Napoleon retreated from Moscow, Tsar Alexander I signed a manifest, 25 December 1812, declaring his intention to build a Cathedral in honor of Christ the Saviour "to signify Our gratitude to Divine Providence for saving Russia from the doom that overshadowed Her" and as a memorial to the sacrifices of the Russian people.

Read more about it on Wiki :)   Cathedral of Christ the Saviour

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