Aleksandrovsk Local Customs

  • Holy Ascension Cathedral
    Holy Ascension Cathedral
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  • Holy Ascension Cathedral
    Holy Ascension Cathedral
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  • Holy Ascension Cathedral
    Holy Ascension Cathedral
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    Holy Ascension Cathedral

    by hunterV Updated Aug 7, 2011

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    Lots of Orthodox Christians attend a liturgy at this old cathedral that dates back to 1772.
    It is one of the very few churches in the area that survived the militant atheist campagne of the Bolsheviks in the thirties.
    Our local saint Elder Philip of Luhansk (1858-1956) used to attend liturgies at this cathedral in the thirties along with his followers who came to Alexandrovsk on foot walking along the bank of the Luhanka.
    If your stay in Alexandrovsk coincides with a big Christian holiday, why not attend a liturgy - the evening one or the morning one - at Holy Ascension Cathedral.
    For that you would have to approach the priest and ask him for his blessing, especially if you are ging to take some pictures.
    If you are a Catholic, he might grant you his blessing, but if you are a Protestant, it depends on the priest's mood.
    The Protestants' views on the Virgin and the Holy Trinity differ much from the Orthodox ones, hence the priests' attitude to them.
    You only have to be friendly and non-intrusive, show respect and interest.
    Do not get angry with him if he does not bless you to attend a liturgy.
    We, Orthodox Christians, guard and cherish our faith and oppose any foreign intrusion.

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    Shevchenko House of Culture

    by hunterV Updated May 25, 2011

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    Kids are having a dance training, Alexandrovsk
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    This is how the town conference center is called. It was built by the town residents in November 1945.
    There is an assembly hall and several hobby groups both for kids and for grownups:
    -> Barvinok folk dance ensemble for adults;
    -> a vocal group;
    -> a music studio where the kids are taught to play the guitar, the Russian accordion and the piano;
    -> a VIA – “vocal and instrumental ensemble”.
    The groups are taught by experienced music and dance instructors.

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