Cathedral of the Assumption of the Virgin, Tashkent

Cathedral of the Assumption of the Virgin
Успенский кафедральный собор
Успенский кафедральный собор в Ташкенте.JPG
The Cathedral of the Assumption of the Virgin, Tashkent
Country Uzbekistan
DenominationRussian Orthodox Church
The main facade of the Cathedral of the Assumption of the Virgin

The Cathedral of the Assumption of the Virgin[1][2] (Russian: Успенский кафедральный собор, Uspenskij kafedral'nyj sobor) or more properly the Cathedral of the Dormition of the Mother of God is the Russian Orthodox cathedral[3] of the diocese of Tashkent[4] in Uzbekistan[5] since 1945. The cathedral was built in 1871 and enlarged in the 1990s, the bell tower was rebuilt in 2010.

The present building was built in 1871 and was dedicated to St. Panteleimon. An old church cemetery was replaced in the service of the Military Hospital of Tashkent. Like most parishes in Central Asia, the church was assigned in 1922 to the Living Church movement, which was promoted by the Bolsheviks. It was closed for worship in 1933 and in 1945 became a military depot.

The church was restored and reopened for worship in December 1945. It was then devoted to Dormition, and became the seat of the Bishop of Tashkent.

The bell tower was rebuilt in the 1990s, next to the main dome. The interior was redecorated with more pomp, especially for the visit on 10 November 1996 by Patriarch Alexis II. The cathedral was remodeled and a new bell tower built in the spring of 2010.

See also


  1. ^ Uzbekistan Churches
  2. ^ Mayhew, Bradley; Bloom, Greg; Clammer, Paul; Kohn, Michael (2010-01-01). Central Asia. Lonely Planet. p. 220. ISBN 9781741791488. Dormition%2520Cathedral%2520(Tashkent).
  3. ^ price, penelope. "Uzbek Journeys: Tashkent's Churches". Retrieved 2016-05-15.
  4. ^ Uzbekistan, Anur Tour. "The Holy Dormition Cathedral, Sights of Tashkent, Sights of Uzbekistan". Retrieved 2016-05-15.
  5. ^ "Holy Assumption Cathedral Church (Uspensky Cathedral)". 2013-03-06. Archived from the original on 2017-03-14. Retrieved 2016-05-15.

Coordinates: 41°17′27″N 69°16′44″E / 41.2908°N 69.2788°E / 41.2908; 69.2788

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