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    Cathedral of Kuremäe convent, Estonia
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    Wall around Kurem��e convent

    by sihi Updated Jul 28, 2011


    The convent is surrounded with a thick granite wall, a rectangular entrance gate belfry with seven bells, the largest weighing 2,648 kg. Massive Holy gate is built by granite and brick. Wooden chappel locate on them. The roof has green colour. On the corners of wall chapel towers are situated.

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    The middle altar, the main one in the cathedral, is that of the Dormition of the Mother of God. The southern altar is dedicated to St. Seraphim of Sarov the Miracle-Worker and to St. John Climacus, and the northern one—to St. Nicholas and St. Demetrios of Thessalonica. An icon of the Mother of God set in a precious frame and studded with precious stones is placed against the pylon on the right side. There are other holy icons in the cathedral—the Vladimir and Chernigov icons of the Mother of God, and that of St. Panteleimon the Great Martyr and Healer, donated by the monasteries on Mount Athos.

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    Uspenski cathedral in Kurem��e, Estonia

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    Uspenski cathedral (Cathedral of the Dormition of the Mother of God) is main temple of convent. It is called spiritual heart of convent. Cathedral is built of yellow and red brick (from Krenholm in Narva). It has tall walls. Architecturally it seems like Moscow-Jaroslavl's school. Five cupolas head over the cathedral. Main tower and cupola is bigger and centrally located. Cathedral is commodious - it can house 1200 persons.

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    by sihi Written Jul 19, 2011

    Puhtitsa is an important part of history of Russian Orthodox church. Alexius II - 15th Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia, the primate of the Russian Orthodox Church -who was the bishop (later the archbishop) of Tallinn and Estonia in the 1960s was instrumental in the fight to keep the convent from closure

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    by sihi Written Jul 22, 2011

    Favorite thing: Puhtitsa is an important part of history of Russian Orthodox church. Alexius II - 15th Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia, the primate of the Russian Orthodox Church -who was the bishop (later the archbishop) of Tallinn and Estonia in the 1960s was closely related to Kuremae convent. Alexius II fought to keep the convent from closure.

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